WINNIPEG – He is now the mayor for all the people of Winnipeg. But, continuing a long-time trend, Brian Bowman was not elected by a majority of the people on Winnipeg.
Bowman received 111,504 votes (47.5%), far ahead of second-place finisher Judy Wasylycia-Leis’s 25%. In a seven-person race, Bowman’s sub-50 per cent total is not unusual. Neither is the fact that less than 24% of eligible voters chose Bowman as mayor. Total voter turnout was 50.4%.
Bowman’s percentage of votes earned and percentage of eligible voters casting a ballot for him were lower than for any of the previous four winners.
Note: Sam Katz earned 43% of the vote in his by-election win (9 candidates) in 2004.
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