As for his political background, Connors has been quoted as saying, “I don’t have all of the knowledge, but I am willing to be able to learn the answers . . . I am not interested in being the mayor because I’m interested in being a politician; I’m interested in being the mayor because I love this city, I care about this city, I am passionate about this city, and I believe that we have a lot to do to make it a better city.”
The Halifax mayoral race just got interesting.
Fred Connors is known among Haligonians as an entrepreneur, a hairstylist, a television personality and now, a mayoral candidate.
Connors announced that he is running for mayor on Jan 19 while at a local awards ceremony. Connors is quoted by The Chronicle Herald as saying, “I’ve decided to throw my hat in the ring because I feel that this city needs a bit more vision, and I think this city needs to have a leader that is going to listen to the voices of the people that live here.”
For the past few years, Connors has been involved in local politics as a big proponent of the development of Halifax’s north end, as well as for his public flouting of a bylaw that prohibits residents from raising chickens. Connors has created a Tumblr account as part of his campaign.