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Edmonton Mayor Don Iveson announced on Monday that he will not stand for re-election in 2021. (File photo)
I have decided not to apply for re-election next fall. It is an incredible honor and a humiliating duty to serve as your Mayor, and I am grateful for every day I have served Edmontonians. Read my explanation here: https: // t. co / goh4Lqcvcs pic. Twitter. com / 4Kf503tjr8
« It has been the honor and privilege of my life to serve the people of this wonderful and resilient city, » said Iveson in a statement posted on his website.
Iveson joined the city council in 2007 and was first elected mayor in 2013. He won a second term in 2017.
In his statement, titled « Dear Edmontonians, » Iveson said he had only ever intended to serve two terms.
He promised to keep working to fight systemic racism, homelessness and urban jobs.
« With one year left, I want to make it clear that my unique daily focus is relentlessly on protecting and helping the Edmonton people of Edmonton affected by COVID-19 and the economic challenges we are facing, » said Iveson.
Don Iveson, Edmonton
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