Come fall, Mississauga will have a new councillor in Ward 7 for the first time in 30 years. Nando Iannicca, who has represented the ward since 1988, has announced he will not be seeking re-election.
Iannicca said he is making his intentions known early to give others enough opportunity to consider running for what will be a vacant seat on council.
When he was first elected, a then 27-year-old Iannicca was the youngest person ever to become a Mississauga councillor. Currently, he is the city’s longest serving elected official. He was also the first native-born Mississauga councillor having been raised in Cooksville. He attended Cawthra Park Secondary School.
Although Iannicca has represented the long established area of Cooksville, he has overseen many changes in the riding from being the historical core of Mississauga to one that has become the new crossroads and potential transportation hub of an entire region. During his tenure, he has had to deal with a changing demographic as the area was completely developed and infill and redesign became the new order.
Iannicca has not announced future plans beyond his time as councillor.
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