Heavy Head confirms bid for mayor’s chair – Lethbridge Herald

by ahnationtalk on September 19, 2017320 Views

In 2013, Martin Heavy Head says he became the first Indigenous candidate to run for Lethbridge City Council. While he didn’t win one of the eight councillor seats, he did receive more than 4,200 votes or 19.5 per cent. On Monday, Heavy Head decided to kick it up a notch and throw his name in for mayor.

People were asking him if he was going to run for city councillor again.

“I was saying ‘oh no, I doubt it, I doubt it.’ And then I decided this morning I would do mayor instead,” he said with a smile. “I realized it’s a larger platform to talk about the things I actually care about.”

One of the main issues, he said, is the lack of appropriate infrastructure to care for the most vulnerable citizens. He noted the local YWCA had to turn away more than 600 women and children last year due to lack of housing space.

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