Sam Katz will not seek a fourth term as the mayor of Winnipeg. Katz became mayor in 2004 after the resignation of former mayor Glen Murray.

It looks like after many years, the kid in the video above finally got his revenge. The race for mayor is now wide-open. The following is information for potential candidates for Mayor seeking election.


Persons eligible to be a candidate for Mayor must meet all of the following criteria:

  • a Canadian Citizen;
  • 18 years old or older on Election Day, October 22, 2014;
  • a resident of Manitoba;
  • a voter; and
  • not be disqualified by law.

Becoming a candidate for Mayor involves two important steps: the registration process and the nomination process.

1) Registration Process

Candidates for Mayor must register with the Senior Election Official before soliciting donations or incurring any campaign expenditures.

Through this process, a candidate becomes authorized to commence an election campaign. The candidate must identify the account utilized for all funds, an official agent and their auditor. Once registered, the candidate will receive Nomination Papers.

Candidates must complete a Registration Form and submit it, in-person, to the Senior Election Official. Registration for candidates for Mayor begins on Thursday, May 1, 2014 and ends at 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, September 16, 2014.

2) Nomination Process

In the nomination process, candidates submit Nomination Papers which provide evidence of support from eligible voters. Before a candidate is permitted to file a Nomination Paper, he or she must have already filed a Registration Form. Nomination Papers are provided to a prospective candidate at the time of registration.

Candidates must file Nomination Papers in-person with the Senior Election Official during the Nomination Period which begins on Wednesday, September 10, 2014 and ends at 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, September 16, 2014.