Eric Woodward has announced he will run for Township council in the upcoming municipal election. Facebook photo

Election 2018: Eric Woodward announces run for Township council

Woodward was considering bid for mayor, but has chosen to run for a seat on council instead

After announcing he may run for Township mayor in the Oct. 20 municipal election, developer Eric Woodward has decided to campaign for a seat on council instead.

In a post made on his public Facebook page on Aug. 28, Woodward said that he had given “real consideration” to running for mayor.

“The mayor has a platform to make real change that a councillor doesn’t, not just in terms of policy, but our political culture too,” he wrote. “But, as a councillor, I can still present and pursue new ideas and vision, and offer the leadership we need.”

Woodward grew up in Langley and had a successful career in the emerging internet industry before turning his attention to development and revitalization in Fort Langley. He owns a number of properties in the village and has served as president of the Fort Langley Business Improvement Association for the past five years.

Through his development work in Fort Langley, Woodward has also come into conflict with the Township on a number of occasions. Most recently, he boarded up buildings after reaching an impasse with the municipality over several projects proposed for the core, including a boutique hotel.

READ MORE: Township council wants to hear from Eric Woodward, but will not extend special invite

READ MORE: Buildings boarded up in impasse over development

If elected, Woodward said there are some “big issues” in the Township he’d like to address. He believes Brookswood has missing infrastructure and schools that is leading it to become “another version of Willoughby.” He also believes Aldergrove needs “vision and private investment” and that Willoughby, particularly 208 Street, can be improved as well.

“Thanks to everyone that has encouraged me these past few months to run,” he wrote. “I have heard again and again that we need someone with my experience, vision, commitment, and determination, not just words, to solve our community’s very real problems. I can’t just stand by and watch us continue as we are. I want to help. Let’s fix it.”



Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Just Posted

WATCH: Kwantlen artist paints and installs Indigenous mural in Fort Langley

First Nations painter Brandon Gabriel created a piece of art for Cranberries Naturally.

Langley East MLA could testify in logging lawsuit

Rich Coleman has been put on the witness list for a lawsuit against TimberWest.

Family band from Aldergrove wins youth music award

The Springmans won a Fraser Valley Music Award for their album Happy Beach.

Surrey woman plans to travel after winning $500,000

Frances Jarvos bought her winning ticket at Willowbrook Mall in Langley

New Langley resident takes to the stage in upcoming musical

Leah Newson is performing in Annie: The Musical in Burnaby starting Feb. 1.

UPDATE: B.C. legislature managers accused of excessive travel, personal expense claims

Clerk Craig James, security chief Gary Lenz call allegations ‘completely false’

B.C. man fined $10,000 after leaving moose to suffer before death

Surrey man was convicted last week on three Wildlife Act charges

‘Blue Monday’ isn’t real, but depression can be

CMHA encourages people to prioritize their mental health

South Surrey mother didn’t have the intent to kill her daughter: defence

Closing submissions in case of Lisa Batstone underway

Anti-pipeline group wants NEB to consider impact of emissions, climate change

Stand.earth filed NEB motion asking to apply same standard to the project as it did with Energy East pipeline

B.C. man charged in 2014 snake venom death of toddler

Henry Thomas was taking care of the North Vancouver girl the day before she died

Parole granted for drunk driver who killed B.C. RCMP officer

Kenneth Jacob Fenton will be able to attend alcohol abuse treatment, nearly three years after crash that killed Const. Sarah Beckett

B.C.’s largest public-sector union wants inquiry into money laundering, drugs

Union officials say Premier John Horgan and Attorney General David Eby have not ruled out the possibility of a public inquiry

Aldergrove soccer tournament set for March 30-31

2019 edition of the Barry Bauder Memorial Soccer Tournament taking registrations

Most Read