Sarnia Mayor Mike Bradley July 18/18.

Bradley Seeking 10th Term As Mayor

Mike Bradley is seeking a tenth term as Sarnia mayor in October’s municipal election.

Bradley, who has held the position since 1988, is inviting the public to the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 62 on Saturday from 10am until 12pm, to sign his nomination papers for re-election.

The mayor says there is no more fitting place than the Legion to do so, saying it represents tens of thousands of people, who over the years have fought for our freedom and freedom of speech.

Bradley became Sarnia’s youngest mayor ever at the age of 33.

He is the longest-serving mayor in Sarnia City Council history, and the second longest-serving mayor in Ontario, behind Milton’s Gord Krantz.

In the 2014 election, he received over 13,000 votes, nearly 8,000 more than second-place finisher lawyer James Carpeneto.

Councillor Anne Marie Gillis and retired Polysar worker Fred Ingham have also filed nomination papers for the office of mayor.

The nomination deadline is July 27.

Bradley is coming off a rocky term at city hall that saw sanctions imposed upon him by council for workplace harassment.

He was often at odds with council colleagues including Gillis, and while he says lessons were learned, much of what happened had to do with him trying to maintain accountability at city hall.