Michael Fougere has been re-elected as Regina’s mayor.
This is Fougere’s second term as mayor. He was first elected as mayor on Oct. 24, 2012 after serving for five terms on city council representing the residents of Ward 4 in southeast Regina.
Fougere was up against four candidates for mayor – Tony Fiacco, Jim Elliott, Wayne Ast and Evangeline Godron.
After 20 of 36 polls were reporting, Michael Fougere won 13,080 votes (77 per cent), Tony Fiacco won 2,062 (12 per cent), Jim Elliott won 1,508 (nine per cent), Evangeline Godron won 345 (two per cent) and Wayne Ast won no votes.
In his first term as mayor, Fougere led the city during a number of contentious issues: the new stadium, the waste water treatment plant referendum and the pension plan changes.
He was the former head of the Saskatchewan Construction Association.