Voters won’t go to the polls until late October, but the muncipal election season is already getting into full swing in the Langleys.
So far the list of candidates includes a mix of veterans and newcomers, with a few sitting council members hoping to move into the mayor’s seat, come autumn.
In Langley Township, 12 candidates have so far announced their intention to run for office or seek re-election, while one council member, Charlie Fox, has said he will step away after four terms. Rather than run again as a councillor, Kim Richter will try to unseat Mayor Jack Froese.
In the City, one sitting councillor, Nathan Pachal, has officially announced that he will seek another term, and three newcomers have thrown their hats in the ring.
Meanwhile Coun. Val VandenBroek will each take a run at the mayorship after Ted Schaffer revealed last fall that he will be stepping away from politics due to health concerns. Coun. Paul Albrecht had initially stated his intention to run for mayor but has since announced he will seek relection to his current seat on council instead.
Former City Mayor Peter Fassbender, who left municipal politics to serve one term as Liberal MLA for Surrey-Fleetwood, has announced he will take another run at the mayor’s chair.
READ: Albrecht relinquishes bid for mayor’s chair
READ: Fassbender announces he is running for mayor of Langley City
READ: Former Langley City mayor Peter Fassbender considers return to municipal politics
READ: Langley City firefighter (Bruce Kilby) running for council
READ: Randy Caine runs for Langley City council
READ: Andrew Mercier running for Langley City council
READ: Pachal seeks second term on Langley City council
READ: Two Langley City councillors to run for mayor
READ: Langley City mayor Ted Schaffer won’t be seeking re-election
READ: If Peter Fassbender runs for Langley City mayor, Randy Caine says he will, too
Township of Langley
READ: Firefighter Craig Teichrieb announces run for Township council
READ: Former Township councillor Steve Ferguson makes bid for return to office
READ: Organizer of 2017 Glow Christmas announces run for Township council
READ: Incumbent mayor Jack Froese seeks third term
READ: Michelle Sparrow will seek third term on Township council
READ:Bev Dornan announces run for Township council
READ: Two women (Margaret Kunst and Stacey Wakelin) join race for Township council
READ: Angie Quaale seeks second term on Township council
READ: 21-year-old (Michael Pratt) enters race for Township council
READ: Gail Chaddock-Costello announces run for Township council
READ: Charlie Fox departs, Blair Whitmarsh announces he will run again
READ: Kim Richter announces campaign for mayor in 2018
Langley Board of Education
READ: Former trustee Candy Ashdown seeking re-election to school board
READ: Marnie Wilson announces candidacy for school board
READ: Tod, Perrault declare candidacies for Langley school board
READ: Megan Dykeman seeks third term on school board