Watson to seek third term in 2018

Mayor Jim Watson said on social media Thursday morning that he intends to run again in the 2018 municipal election.

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Watson. (Devyn Barrie/OttawaStart.com)[/caption]

Watson, 55, has served two consecutive terms after being elected in 2010 and again in 2014. He previously served as mayor under the old City of Ottawa in 1997.

Before a return to municipal politics in 2010, he served as an MPP and cabinet minister in the Ontario liberal government.