Michael Fougere has been re-elected as Regina’s mayor.
“We get back to work tomorrow,” he said. “I want to thank the voters of Regina for their confidence and their vision.”
This is Fougere’s second term as mayor. He was first elected as mayor on Oct. 24, 2012 after serving for five terms on city council representing the residents of Ward 4 in southeast Regina.
Fougere was up against four candidates for mayor – Tony Fiacco, Jim Elliott, Wayne Ast and Evangeline Godron.
After 29 of 36 polls were reporting, Michael Fougere won 18,315 votes (69 per cent), Tony Fiacco won 3,085 (12 per cent), Jim Elliott won 2,645 (10 per cent), Wayne Ast won 1,850 (seven per cent) and Evangeline Godron won 579 (two per cent).
BREAKING: Michael Fougere has been elected as Mayor of Regina.
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In his first term as mayor, Fougere led the city during a number of contentious issues: the new stadium, the waste water treatment plant referendum and the pension plan changes.
He was the former head of the Saskatchewan Construction Association.