Abbotsford trustee Phil Anderson places bid for re-election

Abbotsford trustee Phil Anderson places bid for re-election

Anderson has been a trustee for four years at the local school board and nine years in Lloydminster

Another Abbotsford School District trustee is submitting his bid for re-election to the board of education.

Phil Anderson has some seasons under his belt, having worked 13 years as a trustee, including four in Abbotsford and nine in Lloydminster, Alberta/Saskatchewan. In that time, he says he has served on the finance and facilities committee, community matters selection committee and the MSA Museum Society.

RELATED: Abbotsford candidate list released as nomination period closes

He is currently on the board of the Abbotsford Restorative Justice Advocacy Association, the B.C. School Trustee Association’s Fraser Valley branch and the BCSTA’s provincial council.

After a couple decades between Edmonton and Lloydminster, Anderson returned to B.C. with his family in 1985 to start an auto repair business in Surrey, running the business for nearly 30 years before his 2013 retirement.

Anderson and his wife retired to Abbotsford in 2014.

“I’ve worked six days a week for many years in my business,” Anderson said in a statement. “Retirement for me simply means I have more time to invest in other important areas, like serving once again on the board of education as a trustee.”

Anderson spent three years at the Vancouver Bible Institute, building highway and logging trucks in Vancouver, and pastoring a church in Burnaby.

“Trustees are a link between the community and the classroom. I want to use my knowledge and my life and business experience to help keep the Abbotsford school system as a high-achieving model that works with parents and the community to help students become successful,” he says.