Waterloo Regional Chair Karen Redman will seek a second term
Waterloo Regional President Karen Redman has officially filed her papers and will seek re-election this fall when Ontario holds its municipal elections.
Redman is seeking a second term, after winning 62% of the vote in 2018, in a race to replace retired Ken Seiling who has held the seat since 1985.
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Redman is a well-known local politician, having served as the Liberal MP for Kitchener Center from 1997 to 2008 and having served as a school trustee, Kitchener city councilor and Waterloo Region councilor in the 1980s and 1990s.
Narine Dat Sookram is Redman’s only contender in the regional presidential race so far, although it is still early days as potential candidates have until August 19, with the election due to be held on October 24 ( not to be confused with the provincial elections will take place on June 2.)
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Sookram also ran as the NDP candidate for the riding of Kitchener—Conestoga in last year’s federal election.
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Redman joins Cambridge Mayor Kathryn McGarry as leaders in the region who have said they will seek re-election in October.
Waterloo Mayor Dave Jaworsky has said he is stepping down from office while the Kitchener Mayor has yet to say what his plans will be.
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