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ScottieA
28-05-2013, 11:05 AM
Sohi says he is not running for Mayor. He said he believes that his leadership and voice on Council will likely be much needed given Mandel's and a other Councillor's (I assume we're likely to hear of these soon) retirements, and a number of Councillors looking at running for Mayor.

Maybe he'll steer some of his fundraising machine towards a candidate that has a good shot and winning, so that Diotte doesn't win.

Top_Dawg
28-05-2013, 11:16 AM
Yeah - surprise, surprise !

Best to go with a sure thing.

Gotta keep slurpin' dat milk & honey.

Heaven forbid he risk going back to drivin' bus.

:smt042

RichardS
28-05-2013, 11:31 AM
I think that is a smart move on his part. He is a good voice for the ward, and it is not his time.

McBoo
28-05-2013, 11:42 AM
Yep. Suspect there's talk among the more progressive councillors on how not to split the vote so that we don't end up with Mayor Cec Purves, err I mean Kerry Diotte.

Smart, that.

Chmilz
28-05-2013, 11:53 AM
Good news. He's a good councillor and would have done more harm than good running, both by splitting the vote and leaving his council seat vacant. The last thing I want to see is a crappy mayor with a pile of newbies in council looking to that crappy mayor for leadership. We need to retain a majority of the current crop of councillors.

Gord Lacey
28-05-2013, 11:58 AM
Exactly my view as well, Chmilz.

Doug
28-05-2013, 03:45 PM
Agree x 3. Good news for the city. Nice to see he is seeing the big picture here . Appears that he very much wants to keep this city moving forward.

H.L.
28-05-2013, 03:52 PM
Where is Iverson? come on throw your hat in. I admire Sohi as a councilor

Komrade
28-05-2013, 04:21 PM
Hmm. Good sign. This makes me think that Iveson will take a run.

The_Cat
28-05-2013, 05:04 PM
I think Sohi will continue to provide great leadership as a councillor.

24karat
28-05-2013, 05:17 PM
He's not running in my Ward, but I certainly support Councillor Sohi. He's intelligent and is an excellent member of City Council.

East McCauley
28-05-2013, 05:22 PM
Agreed. A wise decision from a principled, hardworking, and approachable member of Council. He brings many great qualities to Council that would have been missed.

Adam
28-05-2013, 05:31 PM
Nooooooooooooooooo! :(

I was hoping he'd run for Mayor because he'd lose. Badly.

I can say with a substantial degree of certainty that he won't be getting my vote in Ward 12.

jstock
28-05-2013, 06:07 PM
Good move. No need to splice up the vote and let Diotte win.
Iveson has all but declared he is running.

MoneyGuy
28-05-2013, 10:01 PM
Good news. He's a good councillor and would have done more harm than good running, both by splitting the vote and leaving his council seat vacant. The last thing I want to see is a crappy mayor with a pile of newbies in council looking to that crappy mayor for leadership. We need to retain a majority of the current crop of councillors.

We agree on that, Bill.

I'm happy that Sohi has made this decision. Good move for him and for Edmonton's future.

Expect some more announcements after FCM in Vancouver at the end of this and early next week.

ralph60
28-05-2013, 11:03 PM
It's a good thing Sohi is going to run for council.
I've followed city politics since the early 70's and I think this city council is the best I've ever seen. I hope he is able to carry it forward with the new council.