Gillingham gets Lukes’ endorsement
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Scott Gillingham has been endorsed by another council colleague in his bid for mayor.
At an announcement Tuesday, Waverley West Coun. Janice Lukes said Gillingham has leadership skills and the two have enjoyed a healthy working relationship since both were elected in 2014.
She described Gillingham as having “a steady hand on the wheel” as finance committee chairman. He stepped down once he announced he was running for mayor.
She said finances, extreme weather, the opiate crisis and civil unrest are key issues the next mayor will have to confront.
“At the best of times, running a city is very complex, and we are in very challenging times,” she said.
Couns. Markus Chambers and Jeff Browaty are also behind Gillingham.
“Given that I’ve been at city hall now for seven-and-a-half years, I’ve been there long enough to know what the city does well, what we need to change, and what we need to do to seize the opportunities that are facing us,” Gillingham said.
Stabilizing Winnipeg’s economy, attracting business investors and improving city services are part of his platform, Gillingham said.
He also identified city hall reform as one of his chief concerns.
Eight others are running for mayor: Robert-Falcon Ouellette, Idris Adelakun, Rana Bokhari, Chris Clacio, Rick Shone, Shaun Loney, Don Woodstock and Jenny Motkaluk.
Lukes announced her plan to run for re-election in Waverley West.