53.30%114,222 votes


35.72%76,554 votes



Tim DIACK: 4.92% - 10548 votes
Don WOODSTOCK: 2.21% - 4738 votes
Doug WILSON: 1.65% - 3527 votes
Umar HAYAT: 1.04% - 2229 votes
Ed ACKERMAN: 0.79% - 1697 votes
Venkat MACHIRAJU: 0.37% - 788 votes

Last Updated: 9:25 PM 24/10/2018)
Eligible Voters: 510275 | Total Ballots Cast: 216003 | Turnout: 42.33%| Tabulators: 240/240


There may be seven candidates trying to unseat incumbent mayor Brian Bowman, but history isn’t on their side.

The last time Winnipeg voters tossed out an incumbent mayor was during the 1956 election. That was the year Stephen Juba, a colourful and lovable character from the North End, knocked off George Sharpe to begin a 20-year run in the mayor’s chair.

The Free Press invited all council and mayoral candidates to fill out a questionnaire about themselves, their platforms and what they hope to achieve in office. Read their responses below.


Don Woodstock

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Doug Wilson

Raised in Winnipeg by parents who were both editors for the Winnipeg Free Press, with a true sense of community leadership through my close connection to the media.

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Jenny Motkaluk

Jenny Motkaluk is a decisive manager with a record of results in business and community leadership. After earning a BSc in Molecular Biology from the University of British Columbia, she worked for over a decade in senior business development positions in the biotechnology and IT sectors.

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Venkat Machiraju

Came to Canada in 2996 to Winnipeg in 2005 living here since 13:years. Serving community as a spiritual laeader

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Umar Hayat

Investments in the stock market, real estate and Forex. I have a Strong economy and finance background.

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Tim Diack

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Brian Bowman

I am passionate about building a stronger city that works better for every citizen. A lawyer by trade, I have served and advocated for the community through organizations like the Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce, the Winnipeg Art Gallery, the University of Manitoba, and Ka Ni Kanichihk. I am the first Indigenous mayor of a major Canadian city, and I feel passionately about combating racism in Winnipeg.

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Ed Ackerman

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