Ex-reporter Sue Montgomery wants to be mayor of Cote des Neiges-NDG

Former Montreal Gazette reporter Sue Montgomery has signalled her intention to enter municipal politics — she's in the running to be Projet Montreal's candidate for mayor of the Cote-des-Neiges-NDG borough.

She made that announcement before a group of supporters on Sherbrooke St. W. on Thursday morning.

"We live in an incredibly diverse and wonderful borough that's family-friendly and has a lot of community groups that are very active," she told reporters. "I'd like to tap into that, and work together with residents and to improve this borough, and give them a mayor they deserve."

Among her priorities — quality housing, particularly in Cote-des-Neiges, fixing potholes, and protecting greenspaces.

Montgomery will have to beat Kevin Copps, the brother of former federal minister Sheila Copps, to become the party's nominee for borough mayor. The winner of that contest will get to face incumbent Russell Copeman — now with Team Coderre — in the Nov. 5 election.

Montgomery's first foray in politics came two years ago, when she ran unsuccessfully for the NDP's nomination in the NDG-Westmount riding.