Eadie wins Mynarski
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This article was published 26/10/2022 (226 days ago), so information in it may no longer be current.
Ross Eadie has won his fourth term as councillor for Mynarski, a ward that has been highly contested in every election since he took office in 2010.
Finishing with 42 per cent of the popular vote, Eadie was well ahead of his closest competitor Natalie Smith, who earned 23 per cent support.
Eadie has filled several roles throughout his tenure, including sitting on the standing policy committee on protection, community services and parks for 12 years. He was an outspoken member of the Winnipeg Police Board from 2014 to 2018 until council voted to replace him, but he was re-appointed to the board earlier this year.
Eadie’s platform includes creating a property tax credit for low-valued homes, improving pay for city jobs and consolidating Winnipeg’s waste management services. He also is advocating for the implementation of frontage fees to finance infrastructure renewal.
Smith, who has worked for NDP MLA Lisa Naylor and Point Douglas Coun. Vivian Santos, planned to reduce the police budget by 10 per cent and use “preventative measures” to confront poverty, addictions and homelessness.
Aaron McDowell came third with 20 per cent. McDowell formerly served as Eadie’s executive assistant but was dismissed earlier this year.
Eadie previously said he planned to run for mayor this election and McDowell intended to run for his open seat, but when Eadie decided to run for council again, it sparked a disagreement between the two, he said.
A Free Press reporter previously asked McDowell about the disagreement, but he declined to comment.
Steve Snyder and Ed Radchenka secured 10 and four per cent support, respectively.
Updated on Wednesday, October 26, 2022 9:56 PM CDT: Updates figures and copy