Poking a little fun at the rumours around her intentions and even the signs that popped up around the city early Friday morning, former Moose Jaw Wakamow MLA Deb Higgins welcomed a room full of people to announce her intentions for the upcoming Civic Election.
"After a great deal of thought, consideration, discussion with family and friends and with a great deal of encouragement by citizens of the city, I will be putting my name forward on the municipal ballot to run for the Mayor of the City of Moose Jaw."
Higgins says infrastructure is a major election issue and believes all three levels of government need to get together to address the shortfalls that cities are experiencing across the country. Recycling was also another issue that Higgins touched on this morning.
"Moose Jaw is a great city that has seen progress in recent years but we have to keep moving forward. My experience working with various levels of government and people of all walks of life can help the city to continue that forward progress," Higgins said.
"Moose Jaw has afforded families like mine a chance to thrive because of great job opportunities. I will work with the business community, along with the federal and provincial governments, to realize similar opportunities for Moose Jaw families."
Former Mayors Al Schwinghammer and Dale McBain stood alongside a room full of friends and family members who were on hand to throw their support behind Higgins, who said she will announce more plans to keep Moose Jaw moving forward in the coming weeks.
Deb Higgins joins Fraser Tolmie is the race for the mayor's chair, as current Mayor Glenn Hagel plans to retire at the end of this term.
Chris Rasmussen and Deb Higgins discuss her decision to run for Mayor of Moose Jaw
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