Incumbent Eadie retains Mynarski ward
Ross Eadie was re-elected as city councillor for Mynarski for a third time on Oct. 26.
Eadie has represented the northwest Winnipeg ward since 2010.
In this year’s municipal election, he beat off the challenge of four other candidates to return to city hall and will start a fourth term on Nov. 1.
At deadline, according to unofficial results, the vote count was as follows: Eadie 3,779; Natalie Smith 2,016; Aaron McDowell 1,798; Steve Snyder 950; and Ed Radchenka 330.
At his constituency office on Polson Street, Eadie greeted family, friends and campaign supporters fand thanked them for their collective efforts as results rolled in after 8 p.m., his voice cracking with emotion on more than occasion after the race was called.
“It’s been a difficult election, but we have some great volunteers, and we’ve got the campaign done, and the work done, and the information out there,” Eadie said, noting his gratitude for the support he received while campaigning door-to-door.
Smith, who was running in her first election at any level of government, said she was disappointed to finish second, but saw many positives in her share of the vote.
“I was relatively unknown in the ward five or six weeks ago, and this is a big step for me to take. It’s clear there lots of room for growth on the platform I’ve been running on,” Smith said.
“I have to say it’s really amazing to see these results so far, especially as we’ve run such a positive campaign.”
Smith has worked for the North End Renewal Corporation and Women’s Health Clinic, and as an assistant to MLA Lisa Naylor and incumbent Point Douglas councillor Vivian Santos.
Simon Fuller is a reporter/photographer for the Free Press Community Review. Email him at firstname.lastname@example.org or call him at 204-697-7111.