Mayor David Miller won’t run in next election, he announced today
Here’s a list of early possible contenders for 2010 mayoralty race
By Kris Scheuer
(Join the debate below, see update here.)
I attended David Miller’s press conference at 10 am today when he declared he won’t seek a third term as Toronto’s mayor.
For that story, click here.
In the hours that followed myself and colleague Karolyn Coorsh heard about a number of possible candidates for mayor. Keep in mind that we spoke to just a handful of politicians and strategists, so this is just an initial list of contenders. And the next city election is 14 months away.
Tell me if you would vote for any of them or would like to see someone else run instead.
Possible Toronto mayoralty candidates for 201o that were mentioned to me and fellow Town Crier reporter Karolyn today. Keep in mind these names were told to us as possibilities only. No one has officially thrown their hat in the ring, yet.
1. Trinity-Spadina councillor Adam Vaughan. (Running for council instead.)
2. Eglinton-Lawrence councillor Karen Stintz.(Running for council instead.)
3. Davenport councillor Adam Giambrone. (Was registered for mayor, may run for council.)
4. Don Valley East councillor Shelley Carroll. (Running for council instead.)
5. Former PC Ontario leader John Tory. (Not running for mayor.)
6.Toronto-Centre MPP George Smitherman. (Running for mayor.)
7. Former Winnipeg mayor Glen Murray. (Ran Feb. 4 and won for MPP Toronto Centre.)
8. Trinity-Spadina MPP Olivia Chow. (Not running for mayor.)
9. NDP federal leader Jack Layton.(Not running for mayor.)
Other names that have been mentioned in recent months or councillors who have openly mused about running.
9. Scarborough-Centre councillor Michael Thompson. (Running for council.)
10. Don Valley East councillor Denzil Minnan-Wong. (Not declared for mayor or council yet.)
11. Etobicoke-North councillor Rob Ford. (Not declared for mayor or council yet.)
12. Etobicoke-Centre councillor Doug Holyday. (Plans to run for council.)
Rumoured to be thinking about it, could be speculation
13. Toronto Sun columnist and former PC Ont candidate Sue-Ann Levy (or a run in St. Paul’s ward 22 held by Michael Walker)
14. Former councillor and 2nd place 2006 mayoralty candidate Jane Pitfield (Registered as a council candidate in Ward 29.)
So what do you think?