Coun. Brenda Falk will seek re-election this fall and will again run as part of the AbbotsfordFirst slate.
Falk is finishing her first term as council, having been elected in 2013 alongside three other AbbotsfordFirst candidates.
She is also the owner of Tanglebank Gardens, a west Abbotsford nursery, and Bramble’s Bistro, a café attached to the garden.
“It’s been an honour to serve Abbotsford as one of your city councillors these past four years,” Falk said in a press release. “I am very pleased with the progress our city has made this term and I hope to build upon our successes.”
Falk’s pursuit of a second term was announced at a gathering Tuesday at Bramble’s Bistro.
Markus Delves, AbbotsfordFirst’s president, hailed Falk’s contribution to council and her experience as a leader in the city.
Falk co-created the Circle Farm Tour, acted as a mentor and leader in women’s ministry in her church, and is a recipient of the Paul Harris Fellowship Award.
She is the second AbbotsfordFirst candidate to be announced for the fall’s election, following the declaration of Patrika general manager Dave Sidhu last month. Falk’s three AbbotsfordFirst council colleagues – Couns. Kelly Chahal, Sandy Blue and Ross Siemens – have yet to publicly say whether they will be running again.
The slate is not running a mayoral candidate, but Delves previously said AbbotsfordFirst is supportive of the re-election campaign of Mayor Henry Braun, who is not a member of the slate. Gerda Peachey has also declared her intention to try to unseat Braun.