Fassbender seeks Langley mayoralty
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.