Steeves steps down, will run as PC in Seine River
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This article was published 26/08/2011 (4224 days ago), so information in it may no longer be current.
Gord Steeves stepped down today as councillor for St. Vital to run as a Progressive Conservative candidate in Seine River.
With his departure, Mayor Sam Katz today appointed Councillor Paula Havixbeck (Charleswood-Tuxedo) as the chair of the Standing Policy Committee on Protection and Community Services.
Havixbeck, a rookie councillor elected last fall, will assume Steeves’ duties in September, once the summer prorogation of city council ends.
“Councillor Gord Steeves has been a vocal, thoughtful, and dedicated member of council who has served passionately on Executive Policy Committee and as a knowledgeable member of the protection and community services committee,” Katz said in a statement.
“Whether it concerned issues of public safety, recreational facilities, or neighbourhood bylaws, councillor Steeves always rolled up his sleeves to make our city a better place and I wish him well.”
Steeves will run against NDP incumbent Health Minister Theresa Oswald, who was first elected in 2003.
Steeves, a lawyer, was elected as a city councilor in 2000.
Steeves announced his intention to run for provincial office in June, one day after the Free Press reported it.
Updated on Friday, August 26, 2011 1:15 PM CDT: amends when Steeves announced plans to run
Updated on Friday, August 26, 2011 1:55 PM CDT: Adds when Havixbeck will take new role