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2014-08-26 at 1:33PM

Rebecca Johnson files to run at-large in Oct. 27 municipal election

Rebecca Johnson has served on city council since 2003 and will seek a fourth term in October.
Rebecca Johnson has served on city council since 2003 and will seek a fourth term in October.
By Leith Dunick, tbnewswatch.com

At-large Coun. Rebecca Johnson has put her name forward once again, and will seek a fourth term on city council on Oct. 27.

Johnson, one of two women on the current council, confirmed her decision on Tuesday. She says her experience is why voters should put a mark beside her name on the ballot.

“Heading into this election, I have the advantage of knowing this community incredibly well and the issues we are confronted with. Over the next four years, the city needs to look at a long-term plan for Thunder Bay and how we get to that vision. I also see continued efforts in regards to diversity and accessibility as a main priority as we work toward positive change.”

Johnson was first elected in 2003 and said she’ll be campaigning on three simple values: honesty, transparency and doing the right thing.

“If there is one thing I hope the community has learned about me over the course of my political career, is that I am honest. Whether people agree with me or not, I never shy away from the truth. If re-elected I will continue to pride myself on these notions and be an honest voice on council, even in the face of adversity.”

She becomes the 17th candidate to file in the at-large race.

Also in the hunt for one of five positions are Naomi Abotossaway, Iain Angus, Diane Armstrong, Andrew Brigham, Terri-Lynne Carter, Vanessa Catalan, Kimberly Coreau, Larry Hebert, Christopher Holland, Tamara Johnson, Sargon Khubyar, Robin Rickards, Aldo Ruberto, Wolfgang Schoor, Barry Streib and Lawrence Timko.

With Johnson’s decision, McIntyre Coun. Trevor Giertuga is the lone incumbent not to publicly state his intentions for the upcoming election.

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