Ward profiles: a look at Winnipeg’s city council candidates

As the Oct. 26 municipal election approaches, reporters from the Free Press and Canstar Community News have been preparing profiles of the potential candidates who may soon occupy city hall.

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As the Oct. 26 municipal election approaches, reporters from the Free Press and Canstar Community News have been preparing profiles of the potential candidates who may soon occupy city hall.

Here are those competing for councillor positions.


 

Five candidates on ballot for Mynarski ward councillor

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Mynarski ward boundary map

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MYNARSKI

Five candidates have been nominated in the Mynarski ward: Ross Eadie (the incumbent), Aaron McDowell, Ed Radchenka, Natalie Smith and Steve Snyder.

Ross Eadie (incumbent)

Ross Eadie has been Mynarski councillor since 2010.

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Lukes to be challenged in Waverley West

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WAVERLEY WEST

Two candidates have been nominated in the Waverley West ward: Janice Lukes (the incumbent) and Pascal Scott.

Janice Lukes (incumbent)

Incumbent councillor Janice Lukes has served two terms as city councillor for Waverley West, after being elected in 2014 (when the ward was known as Winnipeg South–St. Norbert), and she is seeking re-election for a third term.

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St. Boniface ward city council hopefuls

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ST. BONIFACE

Three candidates have been nominated for city councillor in the St. Boniface ward: Matt Allard (the incumbent), Nicholas Douklias and Marcel Boille.

Matt Allard (incumbent)

First elected in 2014, incumbent candidate Matt Allard said his goal is to build the kind of city in which his children would want to live.

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City council candidates for Point Douglas

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Point Douglas ward boundary map.

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POINT DOUGLAS

Three candidates have been nominated in the Point Douglas ward: Vivian Santos (the incumbent), Moe El Tassi and Joe Pereira.

Vivian Santos (incumbent)

Vivian Santos has been the Point Douglas ward councillor since 2018 and is seeking re-election for a second term.

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Two candidates for council in Elmwood-East Kildonan

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Elmwood - East Kildonan ward boundary map.

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ELMWOOD-EAST KILDONAN

Two candidates have been nominated in the Elmwood-East Kildonan ward: Jason Schreyer (the incumbent) and Ryan Kochie.

Jason Schreyer (incumbent)

First elected in 2014, Jason Schreyer is looking for a third mandate to represent the ward that he and his family have called home for generations.

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Three candidates vie for St. Vital ward

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St. Vital ward boundary map.

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ST. VITAL

Three candidates have been nominated in the St. Vital ward: Brian Mayes (the incumbent), Derrick Dujlovic, and Baljeet Sharma.

Brian Mayes (incumbent)

Incumbent councillor Brian Mayes said he still has plenty of passion and energy for the role.

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Two candidates vie for Fort Rouge – East Fort Garry city council seat

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Fort Rouge - East Fort Garry ward boundary map.

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FORT ROUGE – EAST FORT GARRY

Two candidates have been nominated in the Fort Rouge – East Fort Garry ward: Sherri Rollins (the incumbent) and Michael Thompson.

Sherri Rollins (incumbent)

Prior to becoming the city councillor for Fort Rouge – East Fort Garry in 2018, Sherri Rollins was senior advisor to the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls and chairperson for the Winnipeg School Division. She has served on the executive policy committee as chair of protection, community services and parks and is part of Mayor Bowman’s budgetary working group and Indigenous advisory council. She also serves on the Winnipeg housing steering committee, finance committee, city centre community committee, and five business improvement zone boards.

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Charleswood-Tuxedo-Westwood city council candidate profiles

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Charleswood - Tuxedo - Westwood ward boundary map.

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CHARLESWOOD-TUXEDO-WESTWOOD

Five candidates have been nominated in the Charleswood-Tuxedo-Westwood Ward: Brad Gross, Evan Duncan, Hal Anderson, Gordon Penner and Steve Minion.

Brad Gross

Brad Gross is a real estate agent with two daughters who live in Charleswood.

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St. James city council candidate profiles

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St. James ward boundary map.

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ST. JAMES

Five candidates have been nominated in the St. James ward: Eddie Ayoub,  Tim Diack, Shawn Dobson, Daevid Ramey and Kelly Ryback.

Eddie Ayoub

City council candidate Eddie Ayoub has been the artistic director at non-profit community art space Art City for the past decade and has been involved with the organization for 20 years.

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Transcona city council candidate profiles

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Transcona ward boundary map.

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TRANSCONA

Four candidates have been nominated in the Transcona ward: Shawn Nason (the incumbent), Steve Lipischak, Russ Wyatt and Wally Welechenko.

Shawn Nason (incumbent)

First elected in 2018, incumbent Shawn Nason is hoping voters will see his commitment to the community as a reason to re-elect him to council on Oct. 26.

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Devi Sharma will be acclaimed in Old Kildonan ward

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OLD KILDONAN

Incumbent Devi Sharma was the only candidate nominated in the Old Kildonan ward.

Sharma has represented Old Kildonan ward for three terms. Since being first elected, she has served as the first female speaker of council, is governance committee chairperson and sits on the Lord Selkirk – West Kildonan community committee. She is also a committee member for infrastructure renewal and public works and is on the City of Winnipeg access advisory committee.

“When I first put my name forward, I was approached by many people living in the community who had known me through my volunteer service on community centre boards and through schools and the Seven Oaks Hospital board,” said Sharma, who has lived in the ward for over 30 years. “It was nice to have that community support from the onset, and my internal desire was to create a thriving and vibrant community.”

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Three candidates running in Daniel Mac

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DANIEL MCINTYRE

Three candidates have been nominated in the Daniel McIntyre ward: Cindy Gilroy (the incumbent), Sal Infantino and Omar Kinnarath.

Cindy Gilroy (incumbent)

Cindy Gilroy began her political career as a school trustee before being elected to city council in 2014 and becoming chair of the Winnipeg committee for safety and Winnipeg water and waste department. She has represented Daniel McIntyre for two terms and is the first female chair of the city’s property, development, heritage and downtown development committee. She is also part of the United Nations’ Safe Cities initiative.

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Chambers acclaimed in St. Norbert – Seine River

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St. Norbert - Seine River ward boundary map.

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ST. NORBERT – SEINE RIVER

Incumbent Markus Chambers was the only candidate nominated in the St. Norbert – Seine River ward.

Chambers has represented the St. Norbert – Seine River ward for one term.

Since being elected, he has served on several standing policy committees and currently sits on the standing policy committee on infrastructure renewal and public works, and the standing policy committee on parks, community services and Protection.

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Candidates compete for River Heights – Fort Garry council seat

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River Heights - Fort Garry ward boundary map.

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RIVER HEIGHTS – FORT GARRY

Three candidates have been nominated in the River Heights – Fort Garry ward: John Orlikow (the incumbent), Brant Field and Gary Lenko.

John Orlikow (incumbent)

Incumbent John Orlikow is looking to retain his city council seat in the Oct. 26 civic election.

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North Kildonan candidates are off and running

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North Kildonan ward boundary map.

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NORTH KILDONAN

Two candidates have been nominated in the North Kildonan ward: Jeff Browaty (the incumbent) and Andrew Podolecki.

Jeff Browaty (incumbent)

First elected in 2006, Jeff Browaty is seeking re-election as city councillor for North Kildonan. Over the years, he has served and chaired many committees, as well as sitting as city representative on a number of boards.

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