Another candidate has thrown her hat into the ring for the upcoming fall municipal elections. Two-term former city councillor, Bridget Mearns made her official announcement on Thursday, that she is running for mayor of Lethbridge.
A well-known name in Lethbridge is vying for the mayor’s chair, Bridget Mearns entered the race on Thursday afternoon. If elected, Mearns would become the first female mayor out of 25 in Lethbridge.
About 50 people joined Mearns at her announcement in support of her decision to run for mayor. Mearns says her goal is to make change in the community.
Mearns has served as a city councillor for two terms before becoming the Executive Officer of BILD.
If elected, Mearns is dedicated to addressing and tackling homelessness, the opioid crisis, and community safety by collaboration rather than confrontation with clear objectives and accountability.
As well, Mearns says she will support local businesses after a tough year in the pandemic by removing barriers to grow.
Another key point made by Mearns is quality of life.
Mearns says she has lots of work ahead of her, but is excited to see what the future holds for Lethbridge.
Mearns is the six mayoral candidate to fill their nomination papers ahead of the Oct. 18 election.
A full list of Mearns’ plans can be found on her website here.