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Banman seeking mayor’s chair

Abbotsford chiropractor Dr. Bruce Banman has declared his candidacy for mayor.

The long-time resident said he was convinced by friends to seek office.

“I was going to run for council, but I talked to my friends and colleagues and they said ‘Don’t run for council, run for mayor. We need the leadership,’” he said.

Banman said the city is “in need of a positive vision” and that “taxpayers are not a bottomless pit.”

“We need to take a serious look at what we are doing ... we forget about our youth. What are we leaving behind for them?”

Knowing that the P3 water project for Stave Lake will be an election issue, Banman said he isn’t ant-P3.

“I do think we have some time, though, to make the right decision. Having the Bevan Wells has bought us some time to take a closer, careful look at the issue.”

Banman grew up in Chilliwack and went to school in Portland, Oregon. He moved to Abbotsford in 1981.

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