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Mayor To Seek Re-election

MAYOR TO SEEK RE-ELECTION

Wellington Mayor Mark Blumsky has announced he will be standing for re-election in 2001.

He made the announcement to his council at their special meeting today to discuss the future of the Wellington Waterfront.

“I stood for Mayor in 1995 because I loved Wellington,” Mr Blumsky said.

“And I stood on a very simple platform – to make Wellington ever more vibrant and ever more safe. That vision was endorsed by the overwhelming majority of the People of Wellington.

“I don’t think there is anyone who would argue against the fact Wellington is a far more vibrant and exciting city than it was five years ago.

“With safety, we’re making big gains too with the new package that’s going forward.

“But I can see now that my vision will not be complete by October 2001. It is my intention to keep seeking the middle way, on the Waterfront and on other issues. And I hope to do that as Mayor in my third term beginning in October 2001.

“This city must be for all Wellingtonians. It must reflect all their different ideas and interests that make this city vibrant. It must not be captured by people with extreme views either one way or the other. I’ll be asking Wellingtonians to trust me to deliver the middle way into my third term.”

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