CALGARY – Calgary businessman Brad Field announced on Wednesday his intention to run for mayor in the 2021 Citizens’ Race.
“This city doesn’t know that the word can’t. Despite all the difficulties the city has gone through, I’ve held onto the vision of what Calgary is and what it can be,” Field said in a press release.
A self-described serial entrepreneur, Field is President of the BRC Group, a North American industry leader specializing in commercial vehicle repair and overhaul.
“In recent years the city has tried to cut a wedge between business and people. The reality is that there is no business without people, we are one and the same,” he said.
“Calgarians need the comfort to be able to plan for the future, I will deliver that.”
Field grew up in Calgary, is married with three children.
He is the fourth person to declare their intention to run for mayor.
Coun. Jeromy Farkas announced in September his intention to seek the presidency of the mayor. Chibunna Theodore (Teddy) Ogbonna – founder of Youth For Transparency International – has also signaled his intention to run with Kevin J. Johnston, who describes himself online as “a comedian, radio talk show host, private detective and now up-to-date investigative journalist” . “
Mayor Naheed Nenshi has not indicated whether he will seek a fourth term.
The local elections are planned for October 18, 2021.