Councillor Frangi also becomes the first Black City Councillor elected in Manitoba of African Heritage.
Wanting to serve your community is an honourable decision and it takes a special person willing to commit to a life of public service. Today Brandon, Manitoba election officials confirmed Sunday Frangi, won the Ward 5 councillor seat in the riding of Meadows Waverly. The riding was held by former City Councillor John LoRegio up until his recent resignation.
Councillor Frangi, only needed 50 votes to win the byelection and narrowly beating out Gordon McRae, who received 42 votes. Byelections tend to have lower turnouts in comparison to a general election. With an estimated 3,500 registered voters, Brandon’s Ward 5 saw a mere 2.6% in plurality.
Councillor Frangi immigrated from Sudan 18 years ago and served in his community as a member of the Prairie Mountain Health Region. When speaking with Councillor Frangi, he spoke so passionately about the people in his community and his eagerness to hit the ground running once he is sworn in.
“My main focus now as the City Councillor for Meadows Waverly will be to address the issue of drainage in the area, make the sidewalks and roads more accessible, address the concerns of parents with regards to speeding in school zones, while tackling the issues related to crimes and the meth crisis.” Said Councillor Frangi
Councillor Frangi’s election to the Brandon City Council makes him the first member of African heritage to be elected in Manitoba. Councillor Frangi is proud to be a part of history and thanks to his community for their support.