Veteran City Councillor seeking Mayor’s Chair in Oct 2017 election
Andre Chabot will run to be Calgary’s Mayor on a promise to renew respect for the taxpayer.
"Much more can be done by City Hall to demonstrate we understand the challenges facing hard-working Calgary taxpayers," said Chabot...
He's a realist. He knows he's the underdog. He knows right now the smart money is giving him long odds.
But Coun. Andre Chabot is in. He's going after Mayor Nenshi's job. Decision day is October 16.
"It wasn't an easy decision, it's virtually insurmountable. But I never back down from a fight," says the east Calgary councillor who has been in that job the past dozen years.
Pledging to renew respect for taxpayers and "change the tone at the top," Ward 10 Coun. Andre Chabot has launched his mayoral campaign.
After 12 years on council, Chabot will officially announce his intentions on Wednesday to challenge incumbent Mayor Naheed Nenshi for council’s top chair in the Oct. 16 municipal election.
The fiscal conservative, who has long flirted with the idea of a mayoral run, said his platform will appeal to the "common man" struggling to make ends meet and tired of rising taxes.