Abbotsford’s Trevor Eros has announced that he is entering the byelection race for the empty seat on Abbotsford city council. (Submitted)

Abbotsford’s Trevor Eros has announced that he is entering the byelection race for the empty seat on Abbotsford city council. (Submitted)

Trevor Eros enters Abbotsford council byelection race

Pro wrestler, community leader ran for Abbotsford mayor in 2018

Trevor Eros has entered the race for the vacant seat on Abbotsford city council.

He’s the second person to declare for the byelection, with Dave Sidhu announcing his bid on Feb. 22.

Eros entered the municipal political arena for the first time in 2018 when he finished fourth in the mayoral race. He collected 957 votes in that election.

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He made the announcement on his Facebook page on Monday (Feb. 22) evening.

Eros describes himself as a professional wrestler and community leader on that page. He is also the former general manager and banquet co-ordinator for Finnegan’s Pub and the Phoenix Ballroom, which closed in 2018.

He is one of the brains behind the Abbotsford-based Pacific Pro Wrestling, which debuted in 2019. PPW has been unable to run shows since the COVID-19 pandemic. The promotion’s last show occurred on Feb. 15, 2020 at the Abbotsford Arts Centre.

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A big part of his mayoral campaign was to provide a younger and more-approachable voice at city hall. He spoke about wanting to focus on the insights learned as an “everyday average guy” living in Abbotsford. He also wanted his campaign to generate more interest amongst young voters.

Eros has not yet released a platform, but stated he will be releasing more details about his campaign in the coming days.

A date for the byelection has not yet been announced.

For more on Eros, visit facebook.com/erosforeveryone.

RELATED: VIDEO: Mayoral candidate Trevor Eros interviewed

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