Election 2014: 55 seeking office in Langley City and Township

There are 18 candidates in Langley City, and 37 in Langley Township. In a 2011 rematch, Rick Green challenging for mayor in Township

Rick Green

Rick Green is running again for mayor of Langley Township.

The former mayor filed his papers at the last minute on Friday afternoon. A total of 55 candidates are vying for attention from Township and Langley City voters over the next month.

The 55 will be jockeying for position and for public attention until election day, Nov. 15. They are seeking seats on Langley Township council, Langley City council and Langley Board of Education. For the first time, they will sit for four-year terms, with the next election not until November, 2018.

There are three nominated candidates for mayor in Langley Township and 22 candidates for the eight council seats. There are 12 candidates for the five board of education seats.

One incumbent, Councillor David Davis, had not filed nomination papers as of 3 p.m. Friday. However, Davis, a dairy farmer, was down at Langley Township hall in his gumboots as the nomination deadline approached, and filed his papers just as the deadline loomed.

Running for mayor in Langley Township are incumbent Jack Froese, Green, whom Froese beat in 2011, and Serena Oh.

For council (eight to be elected), candidates are: incumbents Davis, Bev Dornan, Steve Ferguson, Charlie Fox, Bob Long, Kim Richter, Michelle Sparrow and Grant Ward. Their challengers are Petrina Arnason, Karl Buchanan, Solon Bucholtz, Zosia Ettenberg, Mel Kositsky, Clint Lee, Patricia Lessard, Jackie Mandzak, Kevin Mitchell, Scott Nichols, Angie Quaale, Kerri Ross, Dave Stark and Blair Whitmarsh.

For Langley Board of Education (five to be elected in the Township), candidates are: incumbent trustees Megan Dykeman, Alison McVeigh and Rod Ross. Challengers are Lorraine Baldwin, Lawrence Chen, Pamala-Rose Combs, Trudy Handel, Kristine Ketter, Lisa Moore, Suzanne Perreault, David Tod and Rosemary Wallace (a current Langley City councillor).

In Langley City, there are three candidates nominated for mayor, 12 for the six council seats and three candidates for the two trustee positions on Langley Board of Education.

For mayor, the current acting mayor Ted Schaffer is being challenged by Randy Caine and Ray Lewis.

For council, there are six to be elected. Incumbents Jack Arnold, Dave Hall and Gayle Martin are facing challenges from Ron Abgrall, Paul Albrecht, Christine MacIntosh, Miriam Marshall, Sharon Newbery, Nathan Pachal, Carla Robin, Rudy Storteboom and Val van den Broek.

For Langley Board of Education, two trustees are elected in the City. Incumbent trustees Candy Ashdown and Robert McFarlane are running again, and are joined in the race by newcomer Shelley Coburn.

There are two vacancies on Langley Board of Education. Township trustees Wendy Johnson and Cecelia Reekie are not running again.

There are three vacancies on Langley City council. Councillor Teri James is not running again. Wallace is running for the board of education in the Township, and Schaffer, who has been acting mayor since July, 2013, is running for mayor. Former mayor Peter Fassbender resigned in January to avoid a byelection.

All members of Langley Township council are running again.

More nomination information is online at http://www.tol.ca/About-the-Township/Municipal-Government/Elections/2014-Filed-Nomination-Papers and http://www.city.langley.bc.ca/index.php/city-hall/elections#NominationDocuments.


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