Hockey historian Liam Maguire is set to join the race to replace councillor Doug Thompson in the Osgoode ward.
Maguire said he made the decision after talking to his brother, Thompson and members of the community.
"The overwhelming wave of people suggesting that it would be a great move for me to make and to try and do and accomplish, so I've decided to commit fully to this and I'm very, very excited about it."
Maguire told Rick Gibbons' Homepage, one of his priorities as a councillor would be to manage growth in the area.
"I think the last thing we want to see, or I would want to see as a councillor in Osgoode ward is an explosion like what's happened in Stittsville," he said, pointing out recent growth in the Osgood Ward. "I'd like to see this thing managed and managed properly and I think that's a significant part of the Osgoode Ward going forward because growth is inevitable and to do it smartly is consientiously making the right choice."
Maguire said another one of his priorities would be to return to a weekly garbage pickup.
So far, six candidates have registered their intentions to run for election in Osgoode ward.
They are Justin Campbell, George Daraouze, Bruce Faulkner, Jean Johnston-McKitterick, and Kim Sheldrick.
You can find out more about all candidates for election on the City's website:
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