Jodi Lundmark, tbnewswatch.com
Mayor Keith Hobbs (right) files for re-election Monday in the city clerk's office.
Mayor Keith Hobbs isn't ready to give up the reins of the city.
"I'm driven to make this city the best it can be," he said Monday after filing for re-election at city hall.
"I've worked hard, probably harder than any mayor in history. I've worked over 100 hours a week as my family can attest to," he said, adding he's destined to make Thunder Bay a great place for generations to come.
Hobbs is excited to be running again and believes the city is on a great course.
Citing the strategic plan forged three years ago to make Thunder Bay a healthy, vibrant and connected city, the mayor said it's well on its way.
This year is probably going to see the largest assessment growth the city has seen in decades, he added, noting record building permits and commercial construction in the past three years.
"We're looking after the social infrastructure as well as the physical infrastructure and I'd be very excited if I could lead that surge forward for another four years," said Hobbs.
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Continuing to tackle the infrastructure deficit by 2016 is something the mayor is looking forward to working on if re-elected and Hobbs listed the proposed event and youth centres as other upcoming projects.
Hobbs is the second candidate to file for mayor.
Douglas David Mackay filed on Friday.
Mackay in 2006 ran against Lynn Peterson. Peterson won the contest with 85 per cent of the vote. Mackay received 1,988 votes, behind Jim Gamble's 2,733 votes.
Mackay also ran for the federal marijuana party in 2006.