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'Help unleash Calgary’s potential': Jeromy Farkas to run for Mayor in 2021

Last Updated Sep 16, 2020 at 11:01 am MDT

Calgary Councillor Jeromy Farkas speaks to reporters in Calgary on Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018 THE CANADIAN PRESS/Bill Graveland

CALGARY (660 NEWS) – The municipal election may be a year away but one name has already entered the race.

Ward 11 Councillor Jeromy Farkas announced he will run for the mayor’s chair.

Farkas confirmed the news Tuesday morning on a video posted on Facebook

“I’m asking you to think about what Calgary could be if we had new leadership, new ideas, and new opportunity,” Farkas said in a release. ”

I’m asking you to think about how much more we could achieve if we leave behind the old ways of doing things. And I’m asking you to think about what is possible if only we had a Council that would say yes: yes to responsible spending, yes to transparency, and yes to opportunity.”

In the video, Farkas reflects on the past three years of his time in Council and outlines his vision for renewed opportunity for Calgarians and asks for a mandate that lives up to the spirit of Calgary as the hardest working, most entrepreneurial and innovative city in the country.

“I am running to help unleash Calgary’s potential,” said Farkas. “I am running for every hard working Calgarian who supports their families. Everyone who’s been knocked down but gets back up.”

He added Council has fallen short on protecting hardworking Calgarians, small businesses, and the city’s most vulnerable.

He quoted several times that opportunity is what Calgatry needs and what City Council has to pursue.

Farkas was first elected to council following the 2017 election that saw Mayor Naheed Nenshi win a third term.

The next municipal election is scheduled to take place Oct. 18, 2021.