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Bradley tipping his hand?

Mayor says he hasn’t made up mind about seventh run

GORD BOWES - Sarnia Sun

Has Mike Bradley let it slip that he will indeed be running for his seventh term as Sarnia’s mayor?

In his column in this week’s Sarnia Sun This Week, the six-term mayor jokes about an Owen Sound newspaper mistakenly calling him Sarnia Mayor Jim Bradley in articles regarding court security costs.

“Would prefer to continue to be referred to by the name on my birth certificate and on the ballot, Mike Bradley,” he writes in the weekly newspaper.

So why the concern over how his name is spelled on the ballot?

“I didn’t even think of that, quite honestly,” Bradley said yesterday. “There was no subliminal message.”

Still considering

The mayor said he is still considering whether he will run for a seventh time. Bradley was first elected to Sarnia City Council in 1985 as an alderman. In 1988, at age 33, he began his stint as mayor of Sarnia. In 2003, the perennial winner received 66.62% of the vote.

The nomination deadline is Sept. 29. The municipal election is Nov. 13.

Dick Carpani and Carlos Murray have thrown their hats in the ring to battle Bradley.

Carpani was defeated in a council bid in 1997, but was appointed after Caroline Di Cocco was elected MPP. He won a council seat in 2000, but was defeated in the 2003 election.

Murray has taken four previous runs at the mayor’s seat.

Andy Bruziewicz, Terry Burrell, Bill Haggett, Jon McEachran and Darren Nesbit are the only five so far registered in the race for councillor.

Sarnia Sun Thursday, August 17 2006 news 3


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