Sounds like it could be an interesting one, especially in the race for the mayor’s chair.
Earlier in the week, to the surprise of no one, Mayor Lynn Peterson filed her nomination papers, indicating that she plans to seek a third term in November.
It sounds like she might have some competition this time around.
At press time, At-large Coun. Iain Angus had scheduled a Thursday afternoon release announcing his intentions. The former MP and MPP has long been considered a viable candidate to lead the city.
Another high profile councillor, Larry Hebert, has told the local media that he has been asked to run for mayor, but he’s holding off on his decision until mid-February.
Then there’s always Ken Boshcoff, the former two-term mayor, who has been out of politics since losing the 2008 federal election.
It looks like Peterson may finally have some competition in her bid to stay in office.
Familiar faces are also cropping up in the wards. Lawrence Timko is the longest-serving councillor in Thunder Bay’s history, and has already put his name up in the McKellar ward, alongside union leader Paul Pugh. And in Neebing, former Coun. Gary Shchepanik is offering up.
Should be an interestig year.