9.29.2009

Szarka Runs In Ward 10

This came through the Twitter just as I was posting the last post: Chris Szarka has submitted papers to run in Ward 10 against incumbent Jerry Flegel.

Hang on a sec... Google is telling me there's some sort of "sporting personality" who is also named Chris Szarka.

... and just spoke to someone at the election office who says she's pretty sure that this Chris Szarka is indeed the
Chris Szarka of Saskatchewan Roughriders' fame. But, like me, she doesn't follow the football, so we'll have to wait until he either sends out a press release or his bio goes up on the city's website for better confirmation than this.

You did know that the city is posting candidate bios didn't you? No? Well, there's no reason you should have unless you were compulsively checking the election Twitter. Anyway, you can find bios for the candidates for mayor here. Candidates for council are here. Candidates for public school board are here. And candidates for separate school board are here.

UPDATE (8:20pm): No surprise, really, but the bios were updated on the city's website and sure enough, it's Chris Szarka of the Roughriders who's running in Ward 10.

8 comments:

Emmet Matheson said...

Ha ha ha. I love you Regina, don't ever change.

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Gregory Beatty said...

Why didn't you title your post "Szarka Throws Helmet Into the Ring" Paul?

Dylan said...

Flegel doesn't stand a chance. Szarka is going to crush his competition.

But what does that mean for the last two games of the season (Oct. 31 and Nov. 5) and the 09 playoffs?

ColReid said...

Yeah... is he retiring from football or is he just going to put in "celebrity guest appearances" at Council?

Emmet Matheson said...

Well, it's at least an interesting variation on the Retired Rider as Realtor theme.

Emmet Matheson said...

Well, it's at least an interesting variation on the Retired Rider as Realtor theme.

Dewdney said...

I know Chris and his wife a bit...I'm in his neighborhood. He's a bright, articulate man who cares about the city. I applaud him for running, and I'll vote for him.