• Name— Arthur Burke;
• Birthdate— Sept. 17, 1944;
• Hometown — lifelong Victoria resident;
• Family — wife, Mae (Squibb); four children, Valerie, Shawn, Dwayne and Paul; seven grandchildren; one great-grandchild on the way, due October;
• Former occupation — worked at the phosphorous plant in Long Harbour (20 years), fabrication of oil rigs in Bull Arm and construction;
• On council — 20 years, four as councillor (1993-1996), one as deputy mayor (1997) and 15 as mayor (1998-present);
• Why he’s stepping away — to give someone else a shot in the mayor’s chair, and make room for a new generation and more women on council.