Josh Reynolds running for seat on Abbotsford council

Founder of local marketing agency says he will focus on housing and promoting small business

The founder of a local marketing agency is running for Abbotsford council.

In a press release, Josh Reynolds says he hopes to focus on affordable housing and the development of small businesses, while hoping to increase representation of the thousands of college and university students that live in the city..

Reynolds is founder and director of Illustrate Collective, and also works at Summit Pacific College in Abbotsford. He is executive director of the War Zone Education Project, a non-profit that funds educational initiatives in South Sudan and refugee camps in neighbouring Uganda.

Reynolds say he also wants to see more progress tackling homelessness in Abbotsford.

According to his website, Reynolds is originally from Ontario, but moved to Abbotsford in 2012 to attend college. He is currently pursuing his Masters of Business Administration at Trinity Western University and a Master’s of Biblical Studies at Summit Pacific College.

Reynolds is the 12th council candidate to declare.

The official nomination period began today. Sept. 4 marks not only the opening of nomination but also the point at which candidates are allowed to begin placing signs around town.

Voters head to the polls on Oct. 20.

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