During his speech he paused several times, and at one point he became too choked up to speak.
But the message was clear, it is time to call it quits and Oct. 24, will be Fiacco’s last day as
“I believe the time has come for me to leave the mayor’s office and begin the next chapter of
my life,” Fiacco said. “Since I was first elected I have woken up everyday excited to go to work. My
passion for the job has never wavered, but there comes a time when you hold elected office that there is
a time to move on,”
He said the reason he made the announcement when he did was because he wanted to give
anyone who wanted run in the election enough time to plan a proper campaign. As well, he wanted to
do it before the State of the City address, which is scheduled for Thursday Feb. 16.
Although Fiacco said he would endorse the right candidate if that candidate ran, he did not
make any predictions on who he would support or who would enter the mayoral race.
There have been speculations that long-time city council member, Michael Fougere, would run
for the city’s top job. Fougere, who is the councillor for the residents of Ward 4 located in southeast
Regina, is currently in his fifth term in City Hall.
When asked about these speculations Fougere responded, “Today is a day about Pat Fiacco. He
has been a great mayor, he has done great leadership over the last 12 years. This is his day and I
am here to support him; he has been a great friend of mine, a great colleague of mine over the last 12
years. There will be time to discus that afterwards; today is Pat’s day.”
The mayoral election for the City of Regina is to be held October 24th.