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, nine 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 councillor, Nathan Pachal, has officially announced that he will seek another term, while Coun. Paul Albrecht and 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.
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
Township of Langley
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: Tod, Perrault declare candidacies for Langley school board
READ: Megan Dykeman seeks third term on school board