Hamilton mayor Bob Bratina says he will not run for re-election in this October’s municipal election.
In an exclusive interview on AM900 CHML’s Bill Kelly Show, Bratina says he’s proud of what he has accomplished during his term in the mayor’s chair.
Regarding rumours of Bratina jumping to the federal Liberals to run in the next federal election, the mayor says there have been discussions.
But he added, “there are many more discussions that will have to be held before I’m in a position to make any statement about my future.”
The riding is currently held by longtime New Democrat MP David Christopherson.
The next federal election is scheduled for October 2015.
Bratina’s decision leaves four confirmed candidates to become Hamilton’s next mayor.
They are Brian McHattie, Don Ross, Crystal Lavigne and Michael Baldasaro.