Brian Bowman (politician)

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Brian Bowman
Winnipeg Mayor Brian Bowman - 2017 (37017567232) (cropped).jpg
Mayor of Winnipeg
Assumed office
November 4, 2014
Preceded bySam Katz
Personal details
Born (1971-08-18) August 18, 1971 (age 47)
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
NationalityCanadian
Political partyProgressive Conservative[1]
Spouse(s)Tracy Bowman
Children2
Alma mater
OccupationPolitician
ProfessionLawyer

Brian Thomas Douglas Bowman (born August 18, 1971) is a Canadian politician, the current mayor of Winnipeg, Manitoba since the 2014 municipal election.[2][3][4]

Personal and early life[edit]

He is a self-identified Métis,[1] and is the first mayor of aboriginal descent in the city's history, according to CBC News.[5] He worked as a privacy lawyer prior to entering the municipal election.[1]

Politics[edit]

He has been involved in the Progressive Conservative Party of Manitoba, although he has never held elected office prior to his election to the mayoralty.[1] Bowman publicly campaigned in 2014 on opening Portage and Main to pedestrians[6], and instead put the decision to a referendum.[7]

Electoral record[edit]

2018 Winnipeg Mayoral Election
Candidate Votes %
(x) Brian Bowman 114,222 53.3
Motkaluk, Jenny 76,554 35.7
Diack, Tim 10,548 4.9
Woodstock, Don 4,738 2.2
Wilson, Doug 3,527 1.6
Hayat, Umar 2,229 1.0
Ackerman, Ed 1,697 0.8
Machiraju, Venkat 788 0.4


2014 Winnipeg Mayoral Election
Candidate Votes %
(x) Brian Bowman 111,504 47.54
Judy Wasylycia-Leis 58,440 24.29
Robert-Falcon Ouellette 36,823 15.70
Gord Steeves 21,080 8.99
David Sanders 3,718 1.59
Paula Havixbeck 2,083 0.89
Michel Fillion 898 0.38

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Bowman: The tough nice guy". Winnipeg Free Press. October 17, 2014.
  2. ^ "Brian Bowman wins 2014 Winnipeg election". Global News. October 22, 2014.
  3. ^ "'Bowmentum' propels Brian Bowman to victory as Winnipeg's new mayor". CBC News. October 22, 2014.
  4. ^ Aldo Santin & Mary Agnes Welch (October 22, 2014). "Brian Bowman wins mayoral battle". Winnipeg Free Press.CS1 maint: Uses authors parameter (link)
  5. ^ "Brian Bowman, Winnipeg's new mayor, proud to be Métis". CBC News. October 22, 2014.
  6. ^ "Bowman would open up Portage and Main to Pedestrians - Winnipeg - Globalnews.ca". Globalnews.ca. 11 August 2014. Retrieved 21 April 2019.
  7. ^ [1][dead link]