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Thomas Steen wins Elmwood-East Kildonan

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The new face in Elmwood-East Kildonan is familiar to anyone who's followed the Winnipeg Jets.

Thomas Steen beat former CTV reporter Shaneen Robinson by 219 votes to replace 21-year counci veteran Lillian Thomas as city councillor.

Steen also beat out a challenge by former River East School Board trustee Rod Giesbrecht.

Also running were Gordon Warren, a biofuels researcher, and Nelson Sanderson, a businessman.

The outcome of last night's vote would've been completely different if Geisbrecht, who lost the NDP nomination to Robinson, hadn't thrown his hat into that ring. That split the vote on the left to Steen's advantage.

Issues in the race focused on crime and better use of local community centres to keep youth busy.

 

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