Stephen Mandel

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  • Stephen Mandel is born

    Stephen Mandel is born
    Born in Windsor, Ontario.
  • Receives Masters Degree

    Receives Masters Degree
    1972: Mandel graduates with a Masters Degree in Political Science from the University of Windsor. (He also has an Associate of Arts Degree from Lincoln College in Lincoln, Illinois, and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Miami University).
  • Moves to Edmonton

    Moves to Edmonton
    1972: Mandel moves from Windsor to Edmonton, Alberta in 1972. He helps run his father’s RV dealership. Over the next three decades he deals mainly in commercial real estate.
  • Elected City Councillor

    Elected City Councillor
    October 15, 2001: Mandel wins a seat as Ward 1 councillor by 33 votes.
  • Wins mayor's seat

    Wins mayor's seat
    October 18, 2004: Comes from behind to win the mayor’s job, defeating incumbent Bill Smith and former councillor Robert Noce.
  • Hosts first Mayor's Pride Brunch

    Hosts first Mayor's Pride Brunch
    June 17, 2005: Mandel starts the first Mayor Pride Brunch, in 2005. The event raises money for Camp fYrefly, a camp for LGBTQ youth.
  • Wins second term

    Wins second term
    October 15, 2007: Wins a second term as mayor.
  • Calls to replace Rexall Place

    Calls to replace Rexall Place
    March 25, 2008: Committee calls for Edmonton to replace Rexall Place with a new downtown arena, starting a five-year push led by Mandel to see the project completed.
  • Votes to close City Centre Airport

    Votes to close City Centre Airport
    July 8, 2009: Council votes to close the City Centre Airport in stages and redevelop the site for homes, offices and businesses.
  • Wins mayoral race

    Wins mayoral race
    Monday, October 18, 2010: Mandel wins race to continue as mayor; receiving about twice the votes of nearest rival. (The election campaign focused mainly on the downtown airport’s future and whether the issue should be settled with a plebiscite, which council has turned down).
  • Becomes a grandfather

    Sept 5, 2012: Mandel becomes a grandfather.
  • Approves arena deal

    Approves arena deal
    Jan. 23, 2013: Council approves tentative arena deal with Oilers owner Daryl Katz.
  • Set to announce future plans

    April 2, 2013: Mandel set to publicly announce whether he’ll run for a fourth term as mayor.