Watson made a few key promises on the campaign trail this year, including capping tax increases at three per cent and making affordable housing along the light-rail transit line a priority
2018 municipal election
Watson wins third term; seven new councillors voted in, upsetting three incumbents
Parliament Hill's renovations, Airbnb and boosting public safety in the Byward Market were all talking points as Ottawa's mayoral candidates squared off with three weeks left in the campaign
Other promises include increased funding for the Ottawa Film Office, better rural cycling routes.
Ahead of nominations closing Friday, former councillor Clive Doucet and past CTV Ottawa anchor Carol Anne Meehan filed nomination papers.
Sudds will square off against former Ottawa Champions president David Gourlay for seat currently held by Marianne Wilkinson.
Jim Watson says he wants to lead Ottawa for four more years, announcing Thursday he plans to run for mayor in 2018 and unofficially kicking off the municipal election campaign.