ABOUT ART:

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• 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.

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