Who Were the Mayoral Candidates in Calgary, Alberta, in 2013?


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Mayoral candidates in the 2013 election in Calgary, Alberta, included Naheed Nenshi, Larry Heather, Sandra Hunter, Jon Lord and Bruce Jackman. Other candidates included Milan Papez Sr., Norm Perrault, Jonathan Sunstrum and Carter Thomson.

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Naheed Nenshi won the mayoral race in Calgary’s civic election, held on Oct. 21, 2013, by a landslide, winning approximately 75 percent of the popular vote. The basis of his 2013 campaign focused on addressing traffic congestion and bettering public transit. Originally a consultant and an instructor at Mount Royal University, he first won election as Calgary’s mayor in 2010, running on a platform known as the “Purple Revolution,” in which he relied heavily on social media to garner support and reach a wider voting audience.

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