Paul Redekopp

Redekopp running for Abbotsford council

Former Restore GM finished 11th in 2014 municipal vote

Paul Redekopp, the former general manager of two Upper Fraser Valley Restore locations, has announced he is running for council.

Redekopp said in a press release that “our current council under Mayor Braun has done a great job over the past four years, and I want to add to their successes.

Redekopp said his experience in the non-profit sector both at the Restores and as a director on local boards, will help him provide a new perspective to council.

He said the city must work to reduce crime and provide more available affordable housing. He suggested the development of a “Fraser Valley Housing Initiatives, that would bring local municipalities, contractors and non-profits together.

“Abbotsford, by nature, is a hospitable, generous city, where we need to welcome investors so we can become the most desirable place in B.C. to start a business, raise a family and retire,” he said in his release.

Redekopp ran for office in 2014, finishing 11th of 30 candidates with 8,597 votes – about 1,000 shy of what was needed to earn a seat on council. He also unsuccessfully ran provincially in the 2013 election for the B.C. Conservatives.

In June, Redekopp sued his former employer, Habitat for Humanity, for wrongful dismissal and alleged he has not been paid money he is owed. The claims were denied by Habitat for Humanity. The lawsuit came soon after a similar lawsuit was filed by the former CEO of the branch.

RELATED: Second civil lawsuit filed against Habitat for Humanity

RELATED: Habitat for Humanity denies all claims in lawsuit from former GM

Just Posted

Mouat grad Irons scores first CFL touchdown

Former Hawks star records major against Toronto on Saturday

Abbotsford council OKs bus-to-SkyTrain plan

Fraser Valley Express would begin running to Lougheed Station by start of 2021

Abbotsford sees first proposal for ‘stacked townhouse’ project

Sixty-six units proposed for McCallum Road, south of Highway 1

Fraser Valley Bandits lose ninth straight

Basketball team remains winless nearing mid-way part of season

Chilliwack judge veers from joint submission, bumps up sex assault sentence

‘I find the joint submission is contrary to the public interest and I’m rejecting it’

Video shows fireworks shot at swan in Alberta

Alberta Fish and Wildlife is investigating the incident in Grande Prairie

Grey-haired bank robber hit with dye pack in Langley heist

Police are looking for an older man who may be stained with dye

B.C. teen killed by fallen tree on field trip remembered as hero

13-year-old Tai Caverhill was the first to spot the tree falling and warned his friends

Surrey RCMP raises Pride flag amid din of protesters

There were about 30 protesters on either side, and 20 Mounties doing crowd control

‘Text neck’ causing bone spurs to grow from millennials’ skulls, researchers say

Technology use from early childhood causing abnormal bone growths in 41 per cent of young adults

Should B.C. get rid of Daylight Saving Time?

The province wants to know, as state governments down south make the move

Air Canada reviewing how crew left sleeping passenger on parked plane

In a Facebook post, the woman said she woke up ‘all alone’ on a ‘cold dark’ aircraft

Canadians crash out of Women’s World Cup in 0-1 loss to Sweden

Canada missed a chance to tie the game on a penalty shot

New Lower Mainland bistro caters to board game fans and families

Local food and games at every table is the formula for the new business

Most Read