84 seek civic office in Surrey, 30 in White Rock

UPDATE: Name of former Surrey councillor Higginbotham added to White Rock mayoral race

UPDATE: Peace Arch News received an email sent from the City of White Rock Saturday afternoon stating the former longtime Surrey councillor Judy Higginbotham filed her papers in time to run for the White Rock mayoralty.

(More at end of article)

The deadline for civic candidates to declare their intentions to run has passed, with council and mayoral candidates filing with their respective cities by Election BC’s Friday 4 p.m. deadline.

In Surrey, eight people want to be mayor, 48 are vying for the eight councilor positions and 28 seek to fill six trustee seats on Surrey’s Board of Education.

In White Rock, there are six candidates for mayor, 22 for six councillor seats and two for White Rock’s lone trustee position on the Surrey Board of Education.

Surrey

Running for Surrey mayor – replacing outgoing Linda Hepner, who is not running after one term in the position – are:

  • Tom Gill (Surrey First, currently a councillor)
  • Pauline Greaves (Proudly Surrey)
  • Bruce Hayne (Surrey Integrity Now, former Surrey First member, currently councillor)
  • Rajesh Jayaprakash (People First Surrey)
  • Doug McCallum (Safe Surrey Coalition, former Surrey mayor)
  • Francois Nantel (Independent)
  • Imtiaz Popat (Progressive Sustainable Surrey)
  • John Wolanski (Independent)

Surrey councillor candidates include:

  • Neera Agnihotri (Independent)
  • Linda Annis (Surrey First)
  • Saira Aujla (Independent Surrey Voters Association, formerly Surrey Community Alliance)
  • Kashmir Besla (Independent)
  • Tanvir Bhupal (Independent)
  • Brian Calderwood (Independent)
  • Roslyn Cassells (GreenVote)
  • Narima Dela Cruz (Surrey First)
  • Avi Dhaliwal (Integrity Now)
  • Doug Elford (Safe Surrey Coalition, former Surrey Community Alliance president)
  • Maria Foster (People First Surrey)
  • Neneng Galento (Independent)
  • John Gibeau (Integrity Now)
  • Rina Gill (Integrity Now)
  • Parshotam Goel (Proudly Surrey)
  • Laurie Guerra (Safe Surrey Coalition)
  • Trevor Halford (Surrey First)
  • Paul Hillsdon (Surrey First)
  • Jack Singh Hundial (Safe Surrey Coalition)
  • Afshan Kamran (Independent)
  • Felix Kongyuy (Proudly Surrey)
  • Murali Krishnan (People First Surrey)
  • Vera LeFranc (Surrey First, incumbent)
  • Nicholas Loberg (Independent)
  • Brenda Locke (Safe Surrey Coalition)
  • Adam MacGillivray (Proudly Surrey)
  • Mandeep Nagra (Safe Surrey Coalition)
  • Nasima Nastoh (Independent Surrey Voters Association)
  • Stuart Parker (Proudly Surrey)
  • Allison Patton (Safe Surrey Coalition)
  • Kuldip Pelia (Independent)
  • Steven Pettigrew (Safe Surrey Coalition)
  • Thampy Rajan (People First Surrey)
  • Bableen Rana (Safe Surrey Coalition)
  • Major Singh Rasode (Independent)
  • Paul Rusan (People First Surrey)
  • Bernie Sheppard (Independent Surrey Voters Association, formerly Surrey Community Alliance)
  • Forrest Smith (Independent)
  • Mike Starchuk (Surrey First, incumbent)
  • Barbara Steele (Integrity Now, incumbent, formerly Surrey First)
  • Asad Syed (Independent Surrey Voters Association, formerly Surrey Community Alliance)
  • Upkar Tatlay (Surrey First)
  • Raminder Thomas (Surrey First)
  • Deanna Welters (Progressive Sustainable Surrey)
  • Dave Woods (Integrity Now, incumbent, formerly Surrey First)
  • Yanni Yu (People First Surrey)
  • Derek Zabel (Independent Surrey Voters Association)
  • Becky Zhou (Independent)

Surrey school board candidates include:

  • Lisa Alexis
  • Terry Allen (Surrey First Education, incumbent)
  • Sonia Andhi (Surrey Students Now)
  • Balraj Atwal
  • Jasvinder Badesha
  • Cindy Dalglish (Surrey Students Now)
  • Sukhy Dhillon
  • Rina Diaz (Proudly Surrey)
  • Charlene Dobie (Surrey Students Now)
  • Kapil Goyal (Proudly Surrey)
  • Gordon Hepner
  • Martin Hilmer
  • Bob Holmes (Surrey First Education, incumbent)
  • Aronjit Lageri (ACT Now Surrey)
  • Laurie Larsen (Surrey First Education, incumbent)
  • Dean McGee (Proudly Surrey)
  • Jasbir Narwal
  • Diana Ng (Proudly Surrey)
  • Niovi Patsicakis (ACT Now Surrey)
  • Julia Poole
  • Dupinder Kaur Saran (ACT Now Surrey)
  • Gurminder Sidhu
  • Amanda Smith-Weston
  • Garry Thind (Surrey First Education, incumbent)
  • Gary Tymoschuk (Surrey First Education, incumbent)
  • Mary-Em Waddington (Surrey Students Now)
  • Shawn Wilson (Surrey First Education, incumbent)
  • Adele Yu

White Rock

White Rock mayoral candidates – to replace outgoing Wayne Baldwin, who is not running after two terms in the position – to file are:

  • Tom Bryant
  • Judy Higginbotham
  • Grant Meyer (White Rock Coalition)
  • Mike Pearce
  • Darryl Walker (Democracy Direct – White Rock)
  • Garry Wolgemuth

Those running for White Rock councillor include:

  • Michael Armstrong
  • Moti Bali
  • David Chesney (incumbent)
  • Helen Fathers (incumbent)
  • Andy Gibney
  • Heather Hildred
  • Erika Johanson (Democracy Direct – White Rock)
  • Zachary Johnson
  • Ernie Klassen (White Rock Coalition)
  • Megan Knight (White Rock Coalition, incumbent)
  • Scott Kristjanson (Democracy Direct – White Rock)
  • Christian Lane
  • Bill Lawrence (White Rock Coalition, incumbent)
  • Fiona MacDermid
  • Anthony Manning (Democracy Direct – White Rock
  • Amelia Pedersen
  • Jeffery Simpson
  • Lynne Sinclair (White Rock Coalition, incumbent)
  • Balbir Thind (White Rock Coalition)
  • Christopher Trevelyan (Democracy Direct – White Rock)
  • Ken Wuschke
  • Nerissa Yan (White Rock Coalition)

White Rock trustee candidates (serving on the Surrey school board) include:

  • Sikandar Hayat
  • Laurae McNally (incumbent)

The election is Oct. 20.

Below is a copy of an email from the City of White Rock sent at 2:08 p.m. Saturday:

I have been advised that Judy Higginbotham’s name was not included in the list of White Rock Mayoral candidates in an on-line article which appeared on the Peace Arch News website on Friday, September 14th. In checking the City of White Rock’s website, her name appears on the Candidates’ Contact List as well as the official Declaration of Candidates. However, in checking the CivicInfo website earlier today her name did not appear on list. That has now been rectified. We would appreciate you updating the on-line article as soon as possible. I trust any printed articles will reflect the correct list of names.

Many thanks for your prompt attention to this matter.

SANDY BOWDEN

Chief Elections Officer, City of White Rock

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