Mississauga city council welcomes four new faces to its table

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Published October 24, 2022 at 11:49 pm

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Mississauga city council will have a much different look to it when it meets for its inaugural session of the new term on Nov. 16.

Four new faces will be among the 12, including Mayor Bonnie Crombie, to gather for that session.

The most recognizable of those new faces will be Brad Butt, a former Mississauga MP and longtime member of the business community who finally won a seat on council after three unsuccessful bids in 1988, 1991 and 2018.

Butt, 55, was elected tonight in Ward 11, taking the reins from retired longtime councillor George Carlson.

Butt earned 3,864 votes compared to runner-up Imran Hasan’s 2,337 votes.

He finished second to Councillor Stephen Dasko in the Ward 1 race four years ago.

The Mississauga Board of Trade 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 three other new faces on council are: Joe Horneck in Ward 6 (defeated incumbent Ron Starr decisively), Alvin Tedjo in Ward 2 (defeated Sue Shanly to replace outgoing councillors Pat Mullin and Karen Ras) and Martin Reid in Ward 9 (narrowly defeated Nokha Dakroub, by just over 200 votes, to replace retiring councillor Pat Saito).

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