Two ex-mayors and one mayoralty hopeful came out Wednesday with the first formal hits of the October campaign.
The Spectator is inviting all registered municipal candidates to submit one piece of commentary, to be published in the paper and online. See below for more information. This is the first – by Fred Eisenberger * * * I am running to be Hamilton’s next mayor. Why am I doing it? After all, I’ve been […]
Former Ward 8 alderman Don Ross won’t be running for Hamilton mayor. The 70-year-old retired executive made the announcement that he’s withdrawing from the race to replace Mayor Bob Bratina via a message on Twitter on Monday (April 14). “After many discussions with friends and family and soul searching I have decided to withdraw,” he […]
Former Hamilton mayor Larry Di Ianni (above wtih former mayor Fred Eisenberger) says staying out of the race for the city’s top job has been “in some respects, the hardest decision that I’ve made.” It will be the first time since 1982 that the former school teacher and principal has not been on a political […]
Lloyd Ferguson won’t be jumping into the crowded Hamilton mayoral race. The Ancaster councillor officially quashed long-running rumours about his candidacy for the city’s top job Monday, but did vow to seek re-election in Ward 12. “I agonized over it,” said Ferguson, adding the decision didn’t get any easier after incumbent Bob Bratina announced he […]
By Matthew Van Dongen Hamilton’s latest mayoral candidate is happy to be the butt of jokes on late night U.S. television. Ejaz Butt, seventh candidate to enter the Hamilton mayor’s race, was the focus of a segment in the monologue on Jimmy Kimmel Live. “I might make it part of my campaign slogan,” Butt laughed […]