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CINDY JEFFERIES: The timing is right

Third-term Red Deer city Coun. Cindy Jefferies has thrown her hat into the mayoral race.

Third-term Red Deer city Coun. Cindy Jefferies has thrown her hat into the mayoral race.

“I’ve given it quite a bit of thought over the last nine or 10 months,” said Jefferies. “It’s a natural step for me to take.”

Jefferies said now that her three sons are older, the timing is right for her to take on more responsibility.

“I think I can provide some leadership in the mayor’s chair,” said Jefferies. “I think a lot of people thought this was coming. It’s really just announcing what I intend to do. Certainly it will be a while before our campaign runs out in full swing.”

Jefferies was first elected in 2004, along with Coun. Tara Veer, who is rumoured to be making a bid for mayor, too. Veer said on Tuesday it is too early for her to announce her intentions.

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