Brian Bigger quits Sudbury mayoral race after serving 2 terms

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Brian Bigger announced in a written statement Tuesday that he is stepping down from the Greater Sudbury mayoral race, a position he has held for two terms.

In an email to the media, Bigger said he was quitting the race to spend more time with his mother, who was in poor health.

“During my time as mayor, we lost my mother-in-law, my father-in-law, a brother-in-law and my father,” he said in the email.

« My mother’s health is now failing, and although she would never ask me, I feel like I need to spend more time with her. »

Bigger, 64, said it was a tough decision to stand down from the election, but his family is the most important thing in his life.

« I want to thank my wife Lori for always being by my side, everyone who has supported me now and over the years, and the residents of Greater Sudbury for allowing me to be your mayor, » said he wrote.

“Greater Sudbury is resilient and strong, and I can only see good things coming from this incredible community. It is important that we are positive and forward-looking, and that we see the good that this community has to offer.

Ontario’s municipal election will take place on Monday, October 24.

Eight candidates remain in the race for mayor of Greater Sudbury:

  • Paul Lefebvre.
  • Evelyne Dutrisac.
  • Don Gravel.
  • Bob Johnson.
  • Devin Labranche.
  • Miranda Rocca-Circelli.
  • Mila Wang.
  • David Popescu.

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