Dark horse candidate for Regina mayoral race finds spotlight

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March 5, 2012 - 2:50pm
Chad Novak, appearing at a media event behind his car, Mar. 5 2012. Jared Knoll/News Talk Radio
Chad Novak, appearing at a media event behind his car, Mar. 5 2012. Jared Knoll/News Talk Radio

Regina's mayoral election is still more than six months away, but accountant and dark horse candidate Chad Novak is hoping to get into the spotlight early.

He held his first big media event in the downtown city square plaza, driving his convertible up to the stage.

Novak said he wants to show people he thinks outside the box, and believes his lack of political experience will help him stand out.

"I think that's something I have as a strength, because I don't carry that baggage with me. It's something that we need a fresh view, on everything."

His priorities include moving the revitalization plan forward if private sector contributions can work out, and a motor sports track built in the city.

A car enthusiast himself, Novak said they have been a silent voice in recent years.

He also wants to see the city more involved with inner-city housing, noting how many landlords are falling short.

"It seems to be quiet evident that a lot of people are just giving up on their properties and boarding them up, or giving up on maintaining them," said Novak.

He said he also wants to see City Hall run more efficiently, and with more accountability to the public.

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