|Mayor of Sherbrooke|
November 12, 2009
|Preceded by||Jean Perrault|
December 18, 1961 |
|Political party||Le Renouveau Sherbrookois|
Sévigny has a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and French from the University of Alberta. He has a certificate in information and journalism from the Université de Montréal. He also holds a Bachelor's degree in Economics, as well as a Master's degree in the management and development of co-operatives, and a doctor of business administration from the Université de Sherbrooke.
Sévigny was elected as a city councillor to Sherbrooke City Council in the 2001 Sherbrooke municipal election. He was re-elected in the 2005 municipal election and served until the 2009 municipal election.
He was elected mayor of Sherbrooke on November 12, 2009, following the 2009 municipal election. Sévigny won by just 122 votes over challenger Hélène Gravel on election day. Gravel requested a recount, but was denied by a court ruling.
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