Court records show Clay Mazurkewich was convicted of three counts of assault in connection to a 2003 domestic altercation.
Mazurkewich says when you "make a boo-boo," you feel bad, think about it and conclude it wasn't the right way to handle the situation.
The self-described blue-collar candidate says he’s learned from his mistake and hopes voters don’t judge him unfavourably for it.
The 50-year-old is running against incumbent Don Atchison and research scientist Tom Wolf.
So far, Mazurkewich has run a low-profile campaign focused on tax breaks, in-fill development and affordable housing.
“I’m not a greedy man," he said Thursday. "I think I can give back to the community. That’s what a blue-collar worker does.”
According to the city’s election rules, there is nothing that prevents a candidate with a criminal record from throwing their name on the election ballot.
Any Canadian citizen who is at least 18 and resides in Saskatoon can seek a position on city council.