Municipal Election

LIVE UPDATES: Abbotsford mayoral all-candidates meeting

LIVE UPDATES: Abbotsford mayoral all-candidates meeting

Six candidates to present views to public Tuesday evening at Matsqui Centennial Auditorium

LIVE UPDATES: Abbotsford mayoral all-candidates meeting
An all-candidates meeting will be held on Oct. 11 for the Abbotsford School District board of education race.

All-candidates forum to be held for Abbotsford trustee race

District parent advisory council holding forum at Abbotsford Arts Centre on Oct. 11

An all-candidates meeting will be held on Oct. 11 for the Abbotsford School District board of education race.
UPDATE: Abbotsford ParentsFIRST to rebrand after AbbotsfordFIRST takes issue

UPDATE: Abbotsford ParentsFIRST to rebrand after AbbotsfordFIRST takes issue

AbbotsfordFIRST president says similar naming ‘confusing’ for some voters in upcoming election

UPDATE: Abbotsford ParentsFIRST to rebrand after AbbotsfordFIRST takes issue
Jared White. Submitted photo

Jared White running under Abbotsford ParentsFIRST for trustee

The single-candidate slate advocates for parents as primary educators of students

Jared White. Submitted photo
It’s official: B.C.’s civic election campaign period kicks off
It’s official: B.C.’s civic election campaign period kicks off
Krista Cardinal. Submitted photo

Krista Cardinal announces bid for Abbotsford school board

Cardinal points to Fraser Health experience listening to and assisting with patient, doctor needs

Krista Cardinal. Submitted photo
Mayor Henry Braun (right) says Coun. Moe Gill’s claim that his his friends and family have benefitted while he was mayor are ‘an absolute fabrication.’

Gill said release containing favouritism allegations was ‘booboo’: Braun

Mayor says subsequent statements by mayoral foe cast doubt on wish for ‘nice, honest contest’

Mayor Henry Braun (right) says Coun. Moe Gill’s claim that his his friends and family have benefitted while he was mayor are ‘an absolute fabrication.’
Raj Patara. Submitted photo

Raj Patara looks to bring ‘positive change’ to Abbotsford school board

Patara says focus should be on transparency, communication and accountability in school district

Raj Patara. Submitted photo
Abbotsford trustee Stan Petersen seeks 3rd term

Abbotsford trustee Stan Petersen seeks 3rd term

He has 33 years teaching and administration experience in Abbotsford and sits on numerous committees

Abbotsford trustee Stan Petersen seeks 3rd term
Shelley Godwin. Submitted photo

Candidate looks to bring PAC experience to Abbotsford school board

Shelley Godwin notes over 10 years’ experience on various parent advisory councils and as accountant

Shelley Godwin. Submitted photo
Freddy Latham in an Abbotsford School District board of education meeting. Dustin Godfrey/Abbotsford News

Freddy Latham seeks 2nd term as Abbotsford trustee

The retired drama teacher notes extensive experience with the local arts community

Freddy Latham in an Abbotsford School District board of education meeting. Dustin Godfrey/Abbotsford News
Abbotsford mayoral candidate calls for DeLair baseball expansion

Abbotsford mayoral candidate calls for DeLair baseball expansion

Eric Nyvall says Abbotsford needs baseball complex; Braun says city should stick with long-term plan

Abbotsford mayoral candidate calls for DeLair baseball expansion
Nadine Snow makes mayoral bid

Nadine Snow makes mayoral bid

Political newcomer says she wants better connection between city and residents

Nadine Snow makes mayoral bid
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

Abbotsford trustee Phil Anderson places bid for re-election
During the 2014 municipal election, organizers of all-candidates meetings had to find room for 30 council candidates. This year, 18 people are running.

Dates set for Abbotsford all-candidates meetings

Mayoral meeting set for Oct. 2; would-be councillors to convene Oct. 4

During the 2014 municipal election, organizers of all-candidates meetings had to find room for 30 council candidates. This year, 18 people are running.
Preet Rai, Abbotsford school board candidate, poses for a photo at his home. Abbotsford News file photo

Preet Rai running for 4th term on Abbotsford school board

Rai notes a global perspective and experience working with youth through various organizations

Preet Rai, Abbotsford school board candidate, poses for a photo at his home. Abbotsford News file photo
Harvey Jongsma running for a spot on Abbotsford council

Harvey Jongsma running for a spot on Abbotsford council

Community volunteer says integrity and common sense is key

Harvey Jongsma running for a spot on Abbotsford council
Lawrence Tilley running for council

Lawrence Tilley running for council

Retired businessman cites experience helping seniors stay in their homes

Lawrence Tilley running for council
The nomination period for the municipal election is now over

Abbotsford candidate list released as nomination period closes

Eighteen council candidates, six mayoral hopefuls and 17 would-be trustees are running for office

The nomination period for the municipal election is now over
Bruce Banman served one term as Abbotsford mayor, narrowly losing a bid for re-election in 2014.                                File photo

Former mayor Banman running for Abbotsford council seat

Banman was narrowly defeated by Henry Braun in 2014 mayor’s race

Bruce Banman served one term as Abbotsford mayor, narrowly losing a bid for re-election in 2014.                                File photo