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Watson launches re-election campaign

With just over seven months to go until voting day, Mayor Jim Watson is making his bid for re-election official.

Speaking to reporters at Ben Franklin Place, after paying the required $200 fee, Watson insisted he's the best person for the job for at least another four years.

"I'm proud of the results that we've made on everything from fiscal stability to light rail to Lansdowne, to our integrity package to revamping our economic development plan," he said.

In 2010, 20 candidates ran for mayor, and Watson won with 49 per cent of the vote.

So far this time around Watson has only one challenger. Mike Maguire garnered 2.5 per cent of the vote in 2010.

"I think when people are angry and upset, you see a bigger turnout of people running for political office," Watson said.

Watson did not say much about his ideas for the city for another term, but said those would be revealed months down the line.

The municipal election is November 27th, 2014.

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