Rob Ford, Former Toronto Mayor, Elected To City Council Position
Rob Ford, the embattled former Toronto mayor, has been re-elected to the city council, representing Ward 2.
Rob Ford Re-Elected
Despite calls to resign during the last year he served as Toronto mayor, Ford had been running as the incumbent over the last several months. However, when he was diagnosed with malignant liposarcoma, an aggressive cancer, he opted to drop out of the mayoral race and run for the city council position in Ward 2, the position he had before seeking the mayor’s office.
“Folks, I'm going to go down there, [but] I've got to take care of my health first and foremost," Ford said on Monday night, referring to his cancer treatments, reported CBC News. "But, I can assure you, I’ll be taking care of my health and I’ll be taking care of the people in Etobicoke North and I’ll continue to take care of every taxpayer in this city, like I always have."
Ford added, floating another possible run for mayor, "In four more years, you're going to see another example of the Ford family never, ever, ever giving up," he said, hinting at another run for mayor.
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When Ford dropped out of the race for mayor, his brother Doug Ford assumed his position in the race. In the end Doug Ford earned 34% of the vote, coming in behind John Tory and ahead of Olivia Chow, according to the BBC. After congratulating Tory on his victory, Doug Ford said of his brother, “I still believe he's the best mayor ever."
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