The race is on: Shad Qadri files to run in 2018 Stittsville election

City councillor Shad Qadri. File photo by Devyn Barrie.

Photo: Coun. Shad Qadri at a city meeting. File photo by Devyn Barrie.

With the nomination deadline looming, Shad Qadri has filed to run for re-election in the October election.

Qadri filed his papers on July 6. Nominations opened on May 1, but Qadri had told the Ottawa Citizen he wanted to wait until after the provincial election so as not to interfere with his wife Theresa’s Liberal bid for MPP.

“My main goal is to make this community better,” Qadri told the Kanata Stittsville Community Voice. His full platform has not been revealed, but the paper reported his priorities would be infrastructure, planning and the revitalization of Stittsville Main Street.

Qadri has been incumbent since his first election in 2006. In the 2014 election, he defeated his only challenger Dave Lee with 61 per cent of the vote.

Also vying for the Stittsville council seat this year is Glen Gower, the former editor of this newspaper. He has not been involved with since filing his papers on May 1.



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