More than once or twice while I was in Edmonton people on the street thought that I was the mayor of Edmonton and there is some likeness between us. Stephen Mandel was elected three times to be mayor and we did work together on a few projects that were obviously orientated to The Salvation Army. Stephen did attend a number of our events and was extremely encouraging to us.
The last election Mr. Mandel did not run for office but rather took a step out of public service. The Premier of Alberta has now announced that Mr. Mandel will be the new health minister, even though he does not sit in the provincial legislature. So a by-election will be held so that he can run for office!
So here’s a recent picture of Mr. Mandel – Stephen to his friends! Do you think he looks remotely like me?