Sleiman turns into newest Windsor councilor to hunt reelection

Another Windsor City Councilor has decided he wants another four years in office.

Ward 5 incumbent Ed Sleiman announced Thursday morning that he had filed his re-election papers to run in the October municipal election.

“We have accomplished so much, but there is much more to do. My decision to seek re-election was an easy one,” said Sleiman in a media release. “I love what I do. It is my passion to work diligently with my colleagues on numerous issues that are important to both Ward 5 and the City of Windsor.”

Sleiman was first elected to City Council in 2010. Ward 5 is bounded by the Detroit River on the north, Pillette Road on the east, the EC Row Expressway on the south, and Walker Road on the west.

He said that he wants another chance to continue bringing improvements to the area.

“Admittedly, I am a workaholic dedicated over 60 hours a week and believe Ward 5 residents deserve this type of representation for the next four years,” said Sleiman.

So far, Sleiman is facing five challengers for the seat, Ken Acton, Caitlyn Desmarais, Alessandro Didone, Richard St. Denis, and Currie Soulliere.

Sleiman is the latest incumbent to file for another four-year term. So far, the other incumbents who have thrown their hats into the ring are Fabio Costante, Jeewen Gill, Gary Kaschak, Kieran McKenzie, and Jim Morrison. Rino Bortolin in Ward 3 has decided not to seek re-election, and Ward 4 incumbent Chris Holt is running for mayor.

Fred Francis in Ward 1 and Jo-Anne Gignac in Ward 6 have not yet announced their intentions. The deadline to file paperwork is August 19.

The election is on October 24.

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