Brampton Mayor Linda Jeffrey will seek a second term in the upcoming October municipal election.
Jeffrey was one of two registered candidates for mayor listed on city’s website as of May 15, along with Brampton attorney Wesley Jackson.
Jeffrey in an emailed statement said, “I can confirm that I am seeking another mandate from the people of Brampton to serve as their Mayor. I am proud of what we have accomplished together but there is more work to do. We need to continue to advocate for Phase 2 of PMH and getting approvals for the third hospital. I am focused on my current responsibilities as Mayor and our need to accelerate work underway to bring Ryerson University to the City of Brampton.”
The nomination period to run for mayor, city and regional council, as well as school board trustee, opened May 1 and will close July 27, with more mayoral candidate nominations likely before then.
In addition to Jeffrey, six other current members of council have confirmed their candidacy at either the city or regional level for the next term of council (2018-2022).
The Ontario municipal elections will take place Oct. 22.
Wards 2 and 6 city councillor Doug Whillans is running again, while his regional ward counterpart, Michael Palleschi, will seek re-election.
City councillor for Wards 7 and 8, Pat Fortini, is looking to make the jump to regional council in those same wards. His counterpart in Ward 9 and 10, Gurpreet Dhillon, is doing the same in those wards. That seat currently held by Wards 9 and 10 regional councillor, John Sprovieri.
Incumbent regional councillor for Wards 3 and 4, Martin Medeiros, has also confirmed his re-election bid.