Mississauga business leader takes run at City council seat
Published June 14, 2022 at 4:08 pm
Former Mississauga MP and longtime member of the business community Brad Butt is taking another run at municipal politics in the city.
Butt, 55, is among four candidates who’ve registered so far to compete for the Ward 11 seat, left vacant when longtime councillor George Carlson, who’s been in office for more than 20 years, decided not to run again this fall.
The municipal election will take place Oct. 24.
Butt, currently vice-president of government and stakeholder relations at the Mississauga Board of Trade (MBOT), ran unsuccessfully in the 2018 municipal election. He finished second to Councillor Stephen Dasko in the Ward 1 race.
The MBOT exec first ran for public office in 1988, when he campaigned unsuccessfully for the Ward 7 municipal seat. He ran again in 1991.
Butt served as Mississauga-Streetsville MP from 2011 to 2015, when he was defeated in his attempt to hold office.
For many years, Butt also served as a political commentator on Mississauga Cable 10.
The other Ward 11 candidates, as of June 14, are Annurag Chawla, Imran Hasan and Kushagr Dutt Sharma.
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