Fass­ben­der seeks Lan­g­ley may­oralty

The Province - - NEWS - JEN­NIFER SALTMAN jen­salt­man@post­media.com Twit­ter.com/jen­salt­man

For­mer Lib­eral MLA and cab­i­net min­is­ter Pe­ter Fass­ben­der has an­nounced he is run­ning for mayor in the City of Lan­g­ley.

Fass­ben­der was a coun­cil­lor there for one term be­fore be­ing elected as mayor for al­most three terms. He didn’t fin­ish his third term, en­ter­ing pro­vin­cial pol­i­tics in May 2013.

Soon af­ter Mayor Ted Schaf­fer an­nounced in De­cem­ber that he would not be seek­ing re-elec­tion, the ru­mours be­gan that Fass­ben­der was con­sid­er­ing a run. Fass­ben­der was de­feated in the 2017 pro­vin­cial elec­tion in Sur­rey-Fleet­wood.

As MLA, Fass­ben­der served as min­is­ter of ed­u­ca­tion, then min­is­ter of com­mu­nity, sport and cul­tural de­vel­op­ment, and also was min­is­ter re­spon­si­ble for Tran­sLink.

Fass­ben­der said his plat­form in­cludes mak­ing sure that the City of Lan­g­ley has a strong voice in the re­gion.

He also said he be­lieves that with more than half of the re­gion’s may­ors not run­ning for re-elec­tion, he will be able to pro­vide ex­pe­ri­ence in fo­rums such as Metro Van­cou­ver and Tran­sLink’s May­ors’ Coun­cil. Mu­nic­i­pal elec­tions will be held on Oct. 20.

PE­TER FASS­BEN­DER

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