CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I. - Jamie Larkin wasn’t worried when the results poured in early in the night, but as he remained in fourth place, a sombre tone surrounded his small camp of five sitting at a table at The Alley in Charlottetown.
“I’m going to run again, this is just a warm-up. I am just getting started; politics hasn’t seen the last of Jamie Larkin,” he said.
It was a long campaign for Larkin as he announced his candidacy for the top seat in Charlottetown back in April.
“The results don’t reflect what I have heard at the door. Money still buys elections,” said Larkin who noted he had a budget of $5,000 much less than other candidates.
However, his hard work knocking on doors in Charlottetown listening to the concerns of residents did not make him the new mayor. He even gave up his job to campaign for Charlottetown mayor.
“I worked really hard, it is what it is. I was all in and have no regrets,” he said.
Although Larkin ran for the Green Party in District 19 in 2007 and ran for the Ward 1 council seat, losing both, he was still confident going into tonight’s race.
“Everything happens to serve you, this is just part of the process.”
While Larkin was knocking on doors earlier today residents honked and gave him a thumbs-up. He hoped it would translate to votes he said.
“I thought I had one of the best platforms. Congratulations to all the candidates, you can’t argue with the numbers he said.
Larkin packed it in early, heading home before 10 p.m.
“My bed is calling my name,” Larkin said removing his tie.