And they’re off…
Candidacy deadline for the May 9 provincial election was Tuesday.
Surrey’s four southmost ridings include no incumbents this time around, because of one new riding (Surrey South), one retiring MLA and two incumbent MLAs changing ridings.
Candidates in Surrey and White Rock include:
• Surrey-White Rock – Tom Bryant (Independent), Bill Marshall (BC Green), Niovi Patsicakis (BC NDP), Tracy Redies (BC Liberal).
• Surrey South – Josh Barrett (Libertarian), Stephanie Cadieux (BC Liberal), Gary Hee (Independent), Peter Njenga (Independent), Fabiola Cecilia Palomino (Your Political Party of BC), Jonathan Silveira (BC NDP), Pascal Tremblay (BC Green).
• Surrey-Panorama – Liz Galenzoski (BC Refed), Veronica Laurel Greer (BC Green), Puneet Sandhar (BC Liberal), Jinny Sims (BC NDP).
• Surrey-Cloverdale – Marvin Hunt (BC Liberal), Aleksandra Muniak (BC Green), Peter Poelstra (Libertarian), Rebecca Smith (BC NDP).
• Surrey-Newton – Harry Bains (BC NDP), Balpreet Singh Bal (no affiliation), Richard Krieger (BC Green), Gurminder Singh Parihar (BC Liberal).
• Surrey-Fleetwood – Tim Binnema (BC Green), Jagrup Brar (BC NDP), Peter Fassbender (BC Liberal).
• Surrey-Green Timbers – Saira Aujla (BC Green), Vikram Bajwa (no affiliation), Brenda Joy Locke (BC Liberal), Kanwaljit Singh Moti (Your Political Party of BC), Rachna Singh (BC NDP).
• Surrey-Guildford – Garry Begg (BC NDP), Jodi Murphy (BC Green), Kevin Pielak (Christian Heritage Party of BC) and Amrik Virk (BC Liberal).
• Surrey-Whalley – Sargy Chima (BC Liberal), Rita Anne Fromholt (BC Green), George Gidora (Communist Party of BC), Bruce Ralston (BC NDP).
Upcoming debates include:
The South Surrey & White Rock Chamber of Commerce will host a forum for all Surrey South and Surrey-White Rock candidates April 27 at the White Rock Community Centre.
The public event – sponsored by the Fraser Valley Real Estate Board and CARP – begins at 7 p.m., with doors at 6:30 p.m. Attendees can submit questions at the door, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org