Retired farmer and policeman Jack Froese begins a new career in politics after a strong first place finish in the 2011 Langley Township mayoralty race.
Froese won a clear majority with 7706 votes, well ahead of former councillor Mel Kositsky’s 6522 and incumbent mayor Rick Green’s 4466.
Froese’s victory celebration at the Fort Langley Golf Course was packed with well-wishers, and an elated Froese told the crowd he was grateful for the opportunity to work for the community in an atmosphere of “respect and cooperation.”
Most of the new council also dropped in to congratulate Froese, including poll-topper Charlie Fox. Fox said “the people have spoken, they were sick of the dysfunction under thr former mayor.”
Fox added that he is personally looking forward to some major announcements of projects for the community of Aldergrove which he said have been in the works for some time but are now coming to fruition.