Jim Watson simply wins third consecutive term
Jim Watson was re-elected to a 3rd consecutive expression, handily beating his closest contender Clive Doucet by a major margin. Watson says this is an interesting win for him, but an emotional a person, far too.
“It’s the first time my mother and father will not be with me on this amazing journey,” Mayor Jim Watson reported at his victory bash tonight, “They were with me in 1991 when I grew to become a metropolis councilor and each re-election due to the fact and unfortunately, they passed absent in the last few of several years and it can be the initially time I have not experienced my moms and dads to celebrate with me and I know they’re on the lookout down with a perception of delight in their son and daughter and I miss them each day.”
Watson states priority selection 1 will be looking at the 1st section of the LRT get rolling.
“We want to get the educate up and functioning by the first component of 2019 and then shovels in the ground for phase 2 to go farther east, west and south. There was a ton of help for that.”
As for his new council, he claimed he hadn’t seen all the effects at that issue but, “getting new people in the procedure is excellent. You want to have a mix of veteran legislators alongside with men and women who provide new views.”
Watson gained 71% of the vote as opposed to 75% in 2014.