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Councillor likely to bid for Victoria mayoralty

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Victoria councillor Dean Fortin is expected to announce today that he intends to run for mayor of the region’s core municipali­ty.

Fortin sent a news release to media outlets yesterday saying he would be making a “campaign announceme­nt” today at the Victoria Event Centre.

Fortin, who was first elected to council in 2002, would not confirm yesterday the nature of the announceme­nt, but he has widely been known to be weighing whether to run again as a councillor or take a run at the Victoria mayor’s chair in November’s municipal election.

Fortin would be the first candidate to declare his intentions to run for mayor in a race that is wide open after Mayor Alan Lowe announced in December that he would not seek reelection.

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