Toronto Mayor Rob Ford is apparently looking to get another fix of that power as he filed his nomination papers on Thursday soon after the clerk's office opened its doors.
Thursday was the first day the office began accepting re-election nominations.
"I've got the strongest track record, I've been the best mayor this city has ever had," Ford said after filing the papers.
He declined to address his highly publicized personal issues, including his drug and alcohol use. "That's all personal. Let the people speak for themselves,” Ford said.
After Ford admitted to smoking crack cocaine and showed up drunk at numerous public events, he was stripped of many of his powers when he refused to vacate his position.
Ford was the first person to officially register for the mayoral race. The municipal election will be held on Oct. 27.
"It's a long, arduous campaign, with more than 100 debates," said CBC city hall reporter Jamie Strashin. "Now the race is on. We should see more candidates register in the weeks to come."
Nominations for the position will be accepted until Sept. 12. If Ford doesn’t get the gig, perhaps he can find work as a professional dancer...