Ken Christian appears to have a clear path to the mayor’s chair after Dr. Cindy Ross Friedman withdrew from the Sept. 30 by-election today (Aug. 5, 2017).
Ross Friedman announced that a health-related family issue has arisen suddenly that makes it impossible for her to run. She said she found out about the situation this morning.
The TRU professor had been waging an active social media campaign for the past several weeks and was regarded as the only serious challenger to Christian among the four candidates.
Christian resigned as a City councillor at the end of June to enter the mayor’s race, created by the resignation of Peter Milobar.
Air-ambulance paramedia Todd Mcleod and retiree Reo Rocheleau are now his only competitors. The by-election will also pick two new councillors to replace Christian and Marg Spina. Nominations open Aug. 15.