Winnipeg Mayor Brian Bowman says he won’t run for re-election in 2022

Winnipeg Mayor Brian Bowman has announced he will not seek re-election in 2022.

In a statement released Friday afternoon, Bowman said his future plans do not include running again.

“In my view, Manitoba has far too many career politicians. I won’t be one of them,” he said in the statement.

Bowman has served six years in the mayor’s chair. He was first elected in 2014 and was returned to power in 2018.

During his remaining two years in office, Bowman said he plans to continue working “to build a community we can all be proud to call home,” and promised his focus on the job will not waver.

“For each and every day over the next two years I’ll continue to work with the energy and commitment expected of our city’s leader, and in the best interests of our residents rather than the best interests of re-election.”

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