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Yuk-Sem Won throws hat into Neebing Ward race

Two-time federal NDP candidate becomes the fourth person to file in Neebing, with the deadline for nominations coming on Friday.
Yuk-Sem Won
Yuk-Sem Won is running in Neebing Ward in 2022. (Leith Dunick,

THUNDER BAY -- A former two-time federal NDP candidate has filed to run in Neebing Ward. 

Yuk-Sem Won, who finished third in Thunder Bay-Rainy River in both the 2019 and 2021 elections, on Thursday announced she would seek a seat on Thunder Bay city council in the Oct. 24 municipal election. 

"I believe in advocacy, professionalism, respect and my community. I want to bring my experience, skills and voice to the Leadership of our City With integrity and passion. Thank you to my family and supporters who believe I can be part of the positive change we all strive to see in the coming years," Won said in a release. 

The seat is up for grabs, with incumbent Cody Fraser announcing he won't seek re-election. 

Won joins Shaun Kennedy, Debra Halvorsen and Greg Johnsen on the ballot in Neebing. 

The deadline to file is Friday at 2 p.m. 

Leith Dunick

About the Author: Leith Dunick

A proud Nova Scotian who has called Thunder Bay home since 2002, Leith is Dougall Media's director of news, but still likes to tell your stories too. Wants his Expos back and to see Neil Young at least one more time. Twitter: @LeithDunick
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