The Basics: Matt Brown is the 63th Mayor of the City of London. He was first elected to London City Council as the Ward 7 Councillor in October 2010. He ran for Mayor in October 2014, and was elected with more than 57% of the vote. He announced in April 2018 that he would not be seeing a second term in the upcoming 2018 London municipal election.
Background: Brown was born in Woodstock, and graduated from the University of Waterloo with a degree in environmental studies. He also earned a teaching degree, and worked as a secondary school teacher before entering politics.
Things You (Really) Should Know: London is the first municipality in Canada to introduce ranked balloting for a municipal election. The election will take place in October 2018.
Fun Fact: Brown has an unusual depth of knowledge on television and movie references, particularly Simpsons episodes.