6 months to go: Transit, development and affordable housing expected to be hot topics in Edmonton election
Edmonton is now officially six months away from its next municipal election, and one political science professor says she can easily see Mayor Don Iveson keeping his position.
Professor Judy Garber said Iveson is popular; he won the last election by a landslide, beating the next closest candidate by more than 90,000 votes.
“He’s been really good at appealing to lots of different constituencies in Edmonton,” she said, adding he is notably progressive, especially on environmental issues that relate to development issues.
“Development is what it takes to be a big city mayor. He does what a mayor has to do – he’s for development – but at the same time, I don’t think he completely alienated his progressive base.”