Victoria Mayor Dean Fortin to run for re-election

“I’m in. I’m ready. I’m eager,” Fortin tells local media.

  • Sep. 19, 2014 8:00 a.m.

Dean Fortin will seek a third term as mayor of Victoria in this fall’s municipal election.

Fortin announced his re-election plans this morning.

“I’m in. I’m ready. I’m eager,” Fortin told local media.

Over the last term, Fortin worked toward more affordable housing, the complex issue of homelessness, sustainable growth, supporting downtown and advancing a transportation strategy for the region.

“Together, with the citizens of Victoria, we’ve built an amazing city over the last six years,” Fortin, 55, said.

“We’ve really moved this city forward and now with this economic recovery, things are getting much better. We need to keep this going.

Fortin became the 51st Mayor of Victoria when he was elected In Novembe 2008, and was sworn into office for a second term on Dec. 8, 2011.

He is married with two children and lives in Oaklands.

Former cabinet minister Ida Chong, city councillor Lisa Helps and Changes the Clown are also running for the city’s mayoralty.

Municipal elections will be held provincewide on Nov. 15.

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See more on this story in the print edition of the Victoria News on Wednesday.