The Basics: Fred Eisenberger is the Mayor of the City of Hamilton. He was first elected to Hamilton City Council in 1991 as an Alderman for Ward 5. He served until 2000 when he ran unsuccessfully for Mayor. He ran again in 2006 and was successful. He served one term, and was defeated in the 2010 election by Bob Bratina. He ran again in 2014 and was elected for his second (non-consecutive) term as the Mayor of Hamilton. Eisenberger was re-elected in 2018 with 54% of the vote.
Background: Eisenberger studied at Mohawk College. In addition to his involvement in municipal politics, he also ran in the 2004 federal election for the Conservative Party in Hamilton East - Stoney Creek, placing third.
Things You (Really) Should Know: The City of Hamilton was formed through an amalgamation in 2001 of the former Regional Municipality of Hamilton-Wentworth and its seven lower-tier constituent municipalities.
Fun Fact: Eisenberger was born in Amsterdam, Netherlands, and immigrated to Canada when he was eight years old.