VOTER’S GUIDE Nov 15, 2014 AND CANDIDATE INFORMATION

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VOTER’S GUIDE
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VOTER’S GUIDE
CANDIDATE INFORMATION
Disclaimer:
The opinions expressed
in the Candidate Profile
section of this Voter’s
Guide represent those of
the individual candidates
only and do not represent
the views of the City of
Surrey. The Candidate
statements are for
informational purposes
only and content is given
in the format provided
by the Candidate.
On Saturday November 15, 2014, Surrey
voters will elect one Mayor, eight
Councillors and six Surrey School District
Trustees. This year, voters are electing
representatives for a 4-year term.
The Municipal Election is the democratic
process of selecting the City’s political
representatives.
Elections are the simplest way for the
public to directly influence the way their
community is run. By casting your ballot,
you are speaking your mind about the issues
that are most important to you.
This Voter’s Guide contains information
submitted by each candidate, and provides
you with the information you need to know
in order to vote.
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Voter’s Information
Am I eligible to vote?
Voters in municipal elections fall under two main categories: those that
reside in the City and those that own property in Surrey, but reside
elsewhere. Both may be eligible to vote.
If you live in Surrey, and are not already on the voter’s list, here’s what you
will be asked:
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Are you 18 years or older?
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Are you a Canadian Citizen?
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Have you lived in BC for the last 6 months?
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Have you lived in Surrey for the last 30 days?
If you can answer “Yes” to all of the questions above, you are eligible to
vote! Don’t forget to bring enough identification with you in case you
need to register.
If you do not live in Surrey, but own property in Surrey, here’s what you will
be asked:
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Are you 18 years or older?
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Are you a Canadian Citizen?
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Have you lived in BC for the last 6 months?
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Do you reside outside of Surrey?
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Have you owned the property in Surrey for at least 30 days?
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Do you have permission from the other owners of the property to vote
for that property?
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Please note for non-resident property owners, there is only one vote
per property.
If you can answer “Yes” to all of the questions above, you may be eligible
to vote! Only one owner may vote and must have the permission of
the majority of the property owners to do so. All owners must sign a
consent form, and the ‘voter’ must provide the completed, signed consent
when attending one of the 52 Voting Locations. Consent forms may be
downloaded at www.surrey.ca/elections.
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Voter’s Information
Do voters have to register before General Voting Day?
No. People who are not already registered on the Provincial Voter’s List may still
register at the time of voting. Elections BC registration deadline was September
23, 2014 for Surrey’s voter’s list.
What forms of ID are acceptable?
To register when you vote, you must:
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Bring at least two documents that provide evidence of your identity and
place of residence, at least one of which contains your photo and signature
OR
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Bring at least two documents that provide evidence of your identity, at
least one of which contains your photo and signature, and make a solemn
declaration as to your place of residence.
Accepted identification:
Bring at least one item from each group below to ensure that you have the
necessary identification required to register:
Group 1: Photo identification with signature
One of the following is required:
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Canadian Passport;
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BC Driver’s Licence;
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BC ID Card;
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Canadian Citizenship Card; or
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Post-Secondary Student Card
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Group 2: Name / Address:
If you are providing a BC Driver’s Licence or BC ID card, one of the following will
complete your registration:
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Birth Certificate;
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Canadian Passport;
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Canadian Citizenship Card;
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Social Insurance Card;
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BC Care Card or BC Gold Care Card; or
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Debit / Credit Card
If you are providing a Canadian Passport, Canadian Citizenship Card, or a Student
Card, one of the following will complete your registration:
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BC Driver’s Licence;
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BC ID Card;
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Certificate of Vehicle Insurance;
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Property Tax Notice in your name; or
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Utility Bill (BC Hydro, Bell, Shaw, Telus, etc.)
Where do people go to vote?
On Election Day, there will be 52 Voting Locations conveniently located
throughout Surrey, in schools and other public buildings. You may vote at any
one of these locations. The center page of this Voter’s Guide is easily removed
and contains a map and listing of all locations. This map is also contained in your
Voter’s Card package. If you are unable to vote on Election Day, you may vote at
an Advance Poll. Information on Advance Polls is also contained in this guide.
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Voter’s Information
What provisions are made to assist disabled persons?
People who have a physical disability, illness, or injury that affects their ability
to vote at any voting opportunity, may request to vote using a mail-in ballot. In
addition, on General Voting Day and on Advance Voting days, people may request
“curb-side voting,” which is a service whereby an elector may vote in their car
with the assistance of an election official, provided the elector is able to drive
to or be driven to the voting place. If an elector requires assistance to read or
mark a ballot, they are permitted to have the assistance of another person in the
voting booth. Also, every effort is made to ensure that all voting places are fully
accessible.
What provisions are made for residents of care facilities?
As in previous years, voting opportunities will be provided for residents of care
facilities who would otherwise not be able to attend a voting place on General
Voting Day. Arrangements can be made in consultation with facilities staff to
provide appropriate voting opportunities for people living in these. Other people
who are disabled, injured or ill, but living at home or in a care facility, may also
vote by requesting a mail-in ballot.
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What provisions are made to assist people using other
languages?
The City makes an effort to have multi-lingual election staff available at voting
places, and, if a person requires translation assistance in the voting booth, they
may bring one person along with them to translate. Ballots are not available in
other languages.
Mail Ballots
If you plan to be away during the Advance Voting period and General Voting
Day, OR if you are unable to physically attend any of the voting places, you may
register to receive a mail ballot.
Contact the Office of the City Clerk at 604-591-4132 and/or visit www.surrey.ca/
elections to register for a mail ballot. Requests should be made by October 24,
2014. You are responsible for ensuring that your completed ballot is received at
the Office of the City Clerk no later than 4:30 pm on Friday, November 14, 2014,
or hand-delivered to the Election Day Depot at 7452 – 132 Street between 8:00
am and 8:00 pm on General Voting Day, Saturday, November 15, 2014.
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Voter’s Information
Advance Voting Options
Advance Voting gives you more choices to vote when it’s convenient for you! You
do not need to be absent on General Voting Day in order to qualify to vote at an
Advance Poll. The City of Surrey is expecting higher than average voter turnout in
2014, so why not vote early?
Advance Voting will be held on the following dates:
DATE
TIME
LOCATION
ADDRESS
Sat, Nov 1
8am – 8pm
CLOVERDALE RECREATION CENTRE
6188 – 176 St
SUNNYSIDE HALL
1845 – 154 St
ELECTION DEPOT
7452 – 132 St
10am – 2pm
SFU – GRAND HALL
#250 – 13450 102 Ave
12noon – 8pm
OCEAN PARK LIBRARY
12854 – 17 Ave
8am – 8pm
SUNNYSIDE HALL
1845 – 154 St
FLEETWOOD COMMUNITY CENTRE
15996 – 84 Ave
ELECTION DEPOT
7452 – 132 St
CLOVERDALE RECREATION CENTRE
6188 – 176 St
NEWTON LIBRARY
13795 – 70 Ave
CLOVERDALE RECREATION CENTRE
6188 – 176 St
FLEETWOOD COMMUNITY CENTRE
15996 – 84 Ave
ELECTION DEPOT
7452 – 132 St
Tue, Nov 4
Wed, Nov 5
Thu, Nov 6
Sat, Nov 8
12noon – 8pm
8am – 8pm
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Election Night Results
Live, preliminary election results will be available beginning at 8:00 pm on
Saturday, November 15, 2014 when polls close and will be posted live on the
Election website as each poll reports its results. Shortly after, you will have a
good idea of the make-up of your 2014 – 2018 City of Surrey Council, and School
District No. 36 School Trustees.
Official results will be announced by the Chief Election Officer by Wednesday,
November 19, 2014 after all preliminary results have been verified.
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Mayoral Candidates
BAJWA, Vikram
We exist to build and safeguard a fair, free and open
society, in which we seek to balance the fundamental
values of liberty, equality, community and
multiculture, and in which no one shall be enslaved
by race, poverty, ignorance or conformity, in Surrey,
granted in the Provnce British Columbia, under the
Canadian Charter.
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.newmayorchangesurrey.com
EDWARDS, John
I care most about the safety of citizens in their homes
and communities. Women, children and the elderly
should be free to enjoy recreational facilities and
public areas without fear of crime.
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.edwardsforsurreymayor.com
Twitter: @edwards4mayor
Facebook: John Edwards Surrey
Personal Email: [email protected]
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HEPNER, Linda | Surrey First
A resident of Surrey for 29 years, Linda Hepner
has served the City of Surrey for 20 years at City
Hall in numerous positions including as Manager
of Economic Development before being elected to
Council in 2005.
Linda helped revitalize Whalley as chair of the Whalley
Implementation Team, managed the 2010 Legacy
Projects including expansion of Holland Park and the
Chuck Bailey Recreation Centre and spearheaded the Clean Energy & Technology
Action Plan. Linda represents Surrey on the Metro Vancouver Board of Directors
and the Federation of Canadian Municipalities.
Email: [email protected]
Twitter: @LindaHepner
Website: www.surreyfirst.ca
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/surreyfirst
McCALLUM, Doug | Safe Surrey
Doug McCallum served proudly as Mayor of Surrey
between 1996-2005. He also sat as the Chair of
Translink from 2002-2005, a Director of the Big Cities
Mayors’ Caucus, and currently sits as a Director on
the Law Foundation of BC.
He was able to clean up the crime-ridden town centre
of Whalley by taking an aggressive stance on all
criminal activity and met with swift action.
His return to run as the Mayoral candidate as part of the Safe Surrey
Coalition is fuelled by a concern for the needs of Surrey citizens. Ineffective
strategies on crime and public safety, and blatant examples of fiscal waste
and mismanagement require immediate change and tangible action of how to
improve Surrey’s fortunes.
Email: [email protected] Twitter: @mccallum4mayor
Website:www.safesurrey.ca
Facebook: /mccallum4mayor
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Mayoral Candidates
RASODE, Barinder | One Surrey
I’m committed to fixing Surrey’s crime problem and
ensuring our neighbourhoods are safe - it’s time to
make public safety a priority. My One Surrey team
is anchored by people with expertise in
public safety, and our plan to fight crime was
developed in collaboration with senior law
enforcement professionals.
Creating a connected and efficient urban
transportation system is also critically important, and we must start managing
growth in a smart and responsible way. We need to make life more affordable
for families, keep taxes low, and create new employment opportunities. And,
the City needs to lead thoughtful planning that respects the character of
neighbourhoods and protects our natural spaces. But, to accomplish these goals,
we have to control spending at City Hall and become more accountable to the
people we serve.
Email: [email protected]
Twitter: @BarinderRasode
Website: www.rasodeformayor.com
Facebook: /BarinderRasode
RICE, Grant
I care most about environmental and social justice.
Too often, our city’s trees and green spaces are
sacrificed for profit. We live in a city that is growing
fast, and politicians have lost sight of what attracted
citizens to Surrey in the first place. I’ve spoken against
developments at council public hearings where
hundreds of mature trees were deemed expendable
because it was easier to cut them down than to
work around them.
Email: Website: Twitter: [email protected]
www.grantrice.ca
@grantrice
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WOLANSKI, John
I care most about creating a community that is
productive, inclusive and offers opportunities for
all, not for just a few.
My plan for Surrey
I favour a ward system such as exists in Calgary and
Winnipeg. Our law enforcement are segregated
into communities, so why not districts for civic
governance? We could also expand the Block Watch program to create a know
they neighbour form of crime prevention. Re-open Riverview to help those who
are “between the cracks.” Let police focus on crime prevention, not social work.
Email: [email protected]
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Councillor Candidates
ARTANG, Maz | One Surrey
I care most about solving the problem of an
increasing crime rate and tackling the issue of
transportation. The increasing rate of crime is
tarnishing our reputation and affecting our quality of
life. Residents of Surrey feel increasingly unsafe in
their own backyards. I’m running to ensure our city
remains a secure place, to live, to grow,
and to prosper.
Website: Twitter: Facebook: Instagram: Linkedin: www.mazartang.com
@mazartang
www.facebook.com/mazartangforsurrey
www.instagram.com/artangforsurreycouncil
www.linkedin.com/in/mazartang
AUJLA, Saira
As a Surrey resident, I’ve strived hard to energetically
be involved in the community. My skills in Cantonese,
English, Punjabi, and Hindi have been fundamentals
tools. I’m passionate about living in BC fastest
growing city for the past 27 years. Now my next
steps are to get neighborhoods involved in the safety
of our homes, kids and furthermore the safety of
the environment of Surrey. I believe as a Realtor
I’ve learned a lot about planning, communicating,
understanding, and cultures to assist me with my road ahead. My main goal is
not to act as a politician, but a mother and a concerned citizen, taking a stand for
other citizens.
Email: [email protected]
Facebook: /saira.aujla
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BAYDA, Merv | One Surrey
It’s time to try a new approach to the issues and start
thinking about the long term safety and security of
our community.
Email:
Website: Twitter: [email protected]
Mervbayda.ca
@MervBayda
BHUPAL, Tanvir
What I care most about is the increasing crime
rate. We must hire a local police force and place a
Councillor in each neighborhood. This will allow us to
fairly consider each areas immediate concerns.
Email: Twitter: Facebook:
[email protected]
@tanvirbhupal
/BhupalforCouncillor
BLAIR, Cliff
I care most about ensuring city hall stays focused on
Surrey’s needs and issues rather than those of Victoria
and Ottawa and reducing crime by improving the
social needs of Surrey.
Email: [email protected]
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Councillor Candidates
BOSE, Mike | One Surrey
I care about the safety of the citizens of Surrey
and developing an achievable crime reduction
strategy. Also there needs to be a comprehensive
transportation plan that will connect the 7 town
centres within the City. I would like to focus on the
natural environment of the city and use this
resource as an opportunity to in courage investment
and job creation.
Email: [email protected]
Facebook: /MichaelBose
Twitter: @Bose_Mike
BOWYER, Darlene | One Surrey
Darlene believes we need to ensure Surrey has a
strong voice regionally, provincially and federally
and that we are at the table making sure Surrey’s
voice is heard with regards to transportation, safety ,
education, social and environmental issues
Email: [email protected]
CANUEL, Obi
I care most about political representation. It seems
to me that Surrey’s Councillors and Mayor collect a
salary that places them outside the reach of most
Surrey residents. I do not believe that they can
properly understand what life is like for most of us.
This makes proper political representation impossible.
Email: [email protected] Twitter: @Obi_Canuel
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DELA CRUZ, Narima | One Surrey
Public safety and crime are the most important issue
facing the residents of Surrey. Many people feel
unsafe in their own community. Overwhelmingly,
Surrey’s residents are looking for leaders who will
examine the causes of crime in our city, and who
will find solutions. This, if elected, will be my
priority at City Hall.
Email: Website: Twitter: Facebook: [email protected]
http://www.narima.ca
@NarimaDC
http://www.facebook.com/VoteNarima
DHANOYA, Nav
My name is Nav Dhanoya, and I have worked as a
Bylaw Enforcement officer for last 11 years with
cities in the lower mainland including Surrey; working
with the RCMP, City departments and homeless
shelters. I have addressed issues that vary and range
from unsightly properties to homelessness in my
public service work environment. In this municipal
election, vote for me to make a difference. I support
the hiring of more police officers, community safety
officers, and bylaw officers to make our city safe. We also need to support our
businesses, community groups, non-profit organizations that help the City with
creating more jobs and keep our city moving forward.
Email: Twitter:
[email protected]
@navDhanoya
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DIONNE, Fiona
As a single mother of three, I consider the safety of
Surrey to be a top priority these days. I have been
living here since 2007, having grown up in Vancouver,
but did spend 1993-2005 in rural Quebec and am
fluently bilingual. I am very open multiculturally and
have friends from all walks of life. Having spent
most of the last 7 years on a strata board, I feel fully
capable of exceeding the role of city councillor.
Email: [email protected]
Facebook: /FionaGallowayDionne
Twitter: @Macbump
DOSANJH, Kal | One Surrey
I care most about fixing Surrey’s crime problem and
empowering youth to make positive life choices.
Surrey can become one of the safest cities in Canada
if the leadership at City Hall makes it a priority and
starts investing in public saftey programs.
Twitter: Facebook:
Facebook:
@Kal_Dosanjh
www.facebook.com/kal.dosanjh
www.facebook.com/OneSurrey
DUNCAN, James
No information provided.
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ELVINS, Rita
I was born November 1987 in Lebanon, we emigrated
to Surrey BC.,Canada November 2000 . As New
immigrants to Canada, we adapted ourselves to the
Canadian way of Life, learning all the tools provided
and made Surrey our Home.
I went to school at princess Margaret secondary
school, Surrey.
I am employed with Vancouver Coastal Health.
I am starting a young family in Surrey and wish to contribute to the society my
ideas on Public Safety, budgeting and Family recreational activities.
Once elected I will do all that is in my power to make Surrey Safe for all.
We need a New Mayor to Change Surrey, New Councillor to make it Safe.
Fair Society Strong Economy.
Email: [email protected]
FRANCIS, Shawn
I care most about crime reduction in Surrey and I
believe this is the number one issue facing our city
today. My priority, if elected, will be to implement
strategies for crime reduction, prevention and
intervention. I would also focus my efforts on bringing
improved transit serve to this rapidly growing and
expanding region.
Email: Twitter: Facebook: [email protected]
@ShawnFrancis
/ShawnFrancis
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Councillor Candidates
GAMMER, Stephen | Team Surrey
I care most about restoring to the people of Surrey
a sense of safety and security in their daily lives.
Additionally, I want to rebuild their relationship with
the City Council through greater accountability,
transparency, and fiscal responsibility.
Email: Website: Twitter: Facebook: [email protected]
www.teamsurrey.ca
#gammer01
Stephen Gammer
GHANBAR-ZADEH, Touraj
My vision creates jobs and benefits local economy.
It targets crime and paves the way for safe
neighborhoods. Seniors, youth, families, businesses,
policing and transportation are among my priorities.
Taxes need to be invested wisely.
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[email protected]
touraj4surrey
SurreyMayor
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GILL, Rina | Safe Surrey
Rina Gill is a successful small business owner who
is actively engaged in Surrey through her extensive
community work with various organizations, events
and causes.
Rina entered Surrey municipal politics in the 2008
election, where she placed 9th, missing a spot on City
Council by one place. Rina continued her involvement
with local civic issues following this experience, and is
excited to once again put her passion and commitment for community up for the
consideration of Surrey’s voters.
Crime is increasing rampantly and there needs to be less talk and more action.
We need a Mayor and Council who will be accessible and accountable to the
community and provide real solutions.
Email: [email protected]
Facebook: /RinaGillCityofSurrey
Website: www.safesurrey.ca
Twitter: @VoteRinaGill
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Councillor Candidates
GILL, Tom | Surrey First
The only certified accountant on City Council,
Tom Gill was elected in 2005 and serves as Chair
of the Finance committee and as a member of
numerous other Council committees including
Police, Transportation & Infrastructure, Investment &
Innovation, Parks, Recreation & Sport Tourism, and
Audit committees, as well as the Metro Vancouver
Board of Directors.
Tom was a founding Director of the Surrey Homelessness & Housing Society,
a Director of the Healthcare Benefit Trust, and is currently the Chief Financial
Officer for Coast Mental Health, the largest, non-profit mental health agency in
British Columbia.
Email: [email protected]
Facebook: /SurreyFirst
Website: www.surreyfirst.ca
Twitter: @SurreyFirst
GUERRA, Laurie | Safe Surrey
I care most about keeping our Surrey neighborhoods
safe. We can’t change what we don’t acknowledge,
and it’s high time we stopped brushing these public
safety issues our communities face under the rug.
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[email protected]
www.safesurrey.ca
@guerra_laurie
/laurie.guerra1
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13780 80 Ave
15372 94 Ave
17070 102 Ave
12332 Boundary Dr N
11475 126A Ave
12370 98 Ave
14755 74 Ave
13458 107A Ave
13455 90 Ave
7003 188 St
6188 176 St
6188 176 St
8222 168A St
Bear Creek Elementary
Berkshire Park Elementary
Bothwell Elementary
Boundary Park Elementary
Bridgeview Community Hall
Cedar Hills Elementary
Chimney Hill Elementary
Chuck Bailey Recreation Centre
Cindrich Elementary
Clayton Heights Secondary
Cloverdale Recreation Centre 1
Cloverdale Recreation Centre 2
Coast Meridian Elementary
Old Yale Road Elementary
Ocean Cliff Elementary
Newton Seniors Centre
Newton Elementary
Morgan Elementary
Maple Green Elementary
Lena Shaw Elementary
Kirkbride Elementary
Kennedy Trail Elementary
Katzie Elementary
Harold Bishop Elementary
Hall's Prairie Elementary
Guildford Recreation Centre
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10135 132 St
12550 20 Ave
13775 70 Ave
13359 81 Ave
3366 156A St
14898 Spenser Dr
14250 100A Ave
12150 92 Ave
8305 122A St
6887 194A St
15670 104 Ave
18035 8 Ave
15105 105 Ave
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64 AVE
160 ST
152 ST
Ellendale Elementary
176 ST
168 ST
Berkshire Park Elementary
Boundary Park Elementary
Coast Meridian Elementary
192 ST
72 AVE
80 AVE
88 AVE
96 AVE
104 AVE
112 AVE
64 AVE
Katzie Elementary
Cloverdale Recreation Centre
Clayton Heights Secondary
Fleetwood Park Secondary
Sullivan Heights Secondary School
Ecole Panorama Ridge Secondary
Tamanawis Secondary
Port Kells Community Hall
Fleetwood Community Centre
Chimney Hill Elementary
Newton Seniors Centre
W.E. Kinvig Elementary
Strawberry Hill Elementary
Bear Creek Elementary
Newton Elementary
Kennedy Trail Elementary
Maple Green Elementary
Cindrich Elementary
Green Timbers Elementary
Kirkbride Elementary
Simon Cunningham Elementary
184 ST
Bothwell Elementary
William F. Davidson Elementary
Lena Shaw Elementary
Guildford Park Secondary
Fraser Heights Community Centre
Guildford Recreation Centre
Harold Bishop Elementary
Cedar Hills Elementary
Cougar Creek Elementary
72 AVE
80 AVE
136 ST
Chuck Bailey Recreation Centre
Old Yale Road Elementary
120 ST
88 AVE
96 AVE
104 AVE
112 AVE
144 ST
Bridgeview Community Hall
196 ST
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32 AVE
Morgan Elementary
East Kensington Elementary
Semiahmoo Secondary
South Meridian Elementary
Sunnyside Community Hall
Civic Facility
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Ray Shepherd Elementary
Ocean Cliff Elementary
Elgin Park Secondary
Pacific Heights Elementary
Hall's Prairie Elementary
8 AVE
16 AVE
24 AVE
32 AVE
40 AVE
Elgin Community Hall
40 AVE
56 AVE
48 AVE
Colebrook Elementary
Surrey Centre Elementary
48 AVE
56 AVE
12236 70A Ave
2795 184 St
13220 64 Ave
13484 24 Ave
14250 Crescent Rd
14525 110A Ave
15996 84 Ave
15996 84 Ave
7940 156 St
10588 160 St
8824 144 St
10707 146 St
Cougar Creek Elementary
East Kensington Elementary
Ecole Panorama Ridge Secondary
Elgin Park Secondary
Elgin Community Hall
Ellendale Elementary
Fleetwood Community Centre 1
Fleetwood Community Centre 2
Fleetwood Park Secondary
Fraser Heights Community Centre
Green Timbers Elementary
Guildford Park Secondary
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5404 125A St
Colebrook Elementary
William F. Davidson Elementary
W.E. Kinvig Elementary
Tamanawis Secondary
Surrey Centre Elementary
Sunnyside Community Hall
Sullivan Heights Secondary School
Strawberry Hill Elementary
South Meridian Elementary
Simon Cunningham Elementary
Semiahmoo Secondary
Ray Shepherd Elementary
Port Kells Community Hall
Pacific Heights Elementary
15550 99A Ave
13266 70B Ave
12600 66 Ave
16670 Old McLellan Rd
1845 154 St
6248 144 St
7633 124 St
16244 13 Ave
9380 140 St
1785 148 St
1650 136 St
18918 88 Ave
17148 26 Ave
Councillor Candidates
HAYNE, Bruce | Surrey First
An entrepreneur and Surrey resident since 1993,
Bruce Hayne was elected in 2012 and serves as
Chair of the Environmental Sustainability Advisory
Committee and Chair of the Innovation and
Investment Committee.
Bruce serves on the boards, councils and committees
of numerous organizations, including: Sources BC,
BC Summer Games, Mayor’s Red Tape Reduction
Committee, Surrey Memorial Hospital Foundation Patron’s Council, Surrey Board
of Trade and the Board of Trade’s Education Advisory Committee, Surrey Meth
Amphetamine Regional Taskforce, and Cornerstone Care Society. Bruce is also
a regular contributing writer to several business and trade publications, such as
InnFocus and The Publican.
Email: [email protected]
Twitter: @brucehayne
Website: www.surreyfirst.ca
Facebook: www.facebook.com/surreyfirst
HOFFMAN, Gary
My name is Gary Hoffman. I have lived in Surrey for
many years. I have worked for Government and in a
small business environment. I can relate to the urgent
issues and concerns that face our youth, families, and
today’s Business.
I strongly believe that Surrey can continue to
economically grow and become a better place. In
order to achieve this we need responsible growth
that will also incorporate the expansion of our infrastructure, recreational and
outdoor facilities and meet the needs of citizens and business alike. I recognize
vital issues such as roads and transit that need to be addressed, but I believe that
it is essential to maintain effective, efficient government, without program cuts,
unnecessary tax increases, or hidden fees.
Email: [email protected]
www.surrey.ca/elections
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Councillor Candidates
LEFRANC, Vera | Surrey First
A Surrey resident since 1998 with a degree in
Business and Liberal Studies from Simon Fraser
University, Vera brings solid mix of business sense
and a passion for social justice to her community
work. Since 2007, Vera has provided leadership in
developing the Surrey Homelessness & Housing
Society, and worked with the Society’s Board of
Directors and Foundation to distribute almost $3
million in funding to organizations working with
Surrey’s most vulnerable.
Vera worked with the Poverty Reduction Coalition to develop the Surrey Poverty
Reduction Plan, including THIS (Transportation, Housing, Income and Support) is
How we End Poverty in Surrey.
Email: [email protected]
Twitter: @VeraLeFnc
Website: www.surreyfirst.ca
Facebook: www.facebook.com/surreyfirst
LOCKE, Brenda | Team Surrey
Surrey has been my family home for 35 years. As a
former MLA, I was integral to the development of the
SFU Campus and RCMP E-Division Headquarters. In
my role as Minister of State for Mental Health and
Addictions Services, I know some of the challenges
we face in our Surrey, and the responsibility of
managing large budgets. Iam involved in our
community through youth sports, my church and
Surrey Urban Mission. I want Surrey to be a healthy
City that puts the needs of its residents first and foremost. Please work with me
to build that City.
Email: jb.[email protected]
Twitter: #BrendaJLocke
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Website: www.teamsurrey.ca
Facebook: Brenda Locke 4 Surrey
www.surrey.ca/elections
MARTIN, Mary | Surrey First
A Surrey resident for nearly 25 years and a Councillor
since 2005, Mary serves as the city’s Diversity and
Inclusivity Advisory Committee Chair. She serves as
the Chair of Community Health Programs Committee,
which seeks to engage Surrey and its citizens by
increasing awareness of available food banks and
mental health and addictions services, as well as
advocating for expanded treatment and support
programs.
Mary also serves on the boards of numerous community organizations, including
the Semiahmoo House Society, Surrey Memorial Hospital Foundation, Surrey
Hospice Society, Fraser Health/Municipal Government Advisory Council, Healthier
Community Partnership Council and Centre for Child Development.
Email:
Twitter:
[email protected]
@CllrMMartin
Website: www.surreyfirst.ca
Facebook: www.facebook.com/surreyfirst
McMURTRY, Jim
Key Issue: Fighting repeat offenders by not reelecting them
I am a teacher with a Ph.D. (Toronto) opposed to
a council hand-picked in the mayor’s living room,
a $395,412 salary for a city manager, a “white
elephant” city hall that was part of municipal
expenses rising 16% last year, Richard Branson
getting $420,000 at Surrey’s Regional Economic
Summit, the mayor making $150,000 of which one-third is tax-free, a million
in uncapped contributions to Surrey First at election time, and free trips for
politicians to England, India, China, Colombia, Italy and Puerto Rico. If the Surrey
circus is to remain the same each year, at least the clowns should change.
Email:[email protected]
www.surrey.ca/elections
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Councillor Candidates
ROONEY, Martin
Work - Non Profit Volunteer
Key Issues - Safer Communities, Youth,, Affordable
Housing,
I have been a community advocate for civil and equal
rights for over 25 years. I have lived in Surrey for the
past 18 years and have represented the diversity that
our city is. I envision a much more inclusive and safer
city with a transit network connecting all our town centres, engaging our youth
to be the next generation of leaders, and encourage a social conversation with
regards to the future development of our great municipality. This discussion must
include resources that defend the current infrastructure, and provide for a secure,
safer and more sustainable city that is inclusive and embraces ALL our residents.
Email: Website: [email protected]
www.martinrooney.com
SCORSESE, Rick
I care most about personal safety and improving
public transportation. The recent deterioration of
our public safety and the unreliability of our public
transportation system has become my top priority to
focus and find solutions.
Email: city of surrey 2014 voter’s guide
[email protected]
www.surrey.ca/elections
SIMPSON, Beau | Safe Surrey
I am proud to call Surrey my home. A father of
two young children, my wife Kari and I are raising
our family in Cloverdale’s Hillcrest area, a vibrant
neighbourhood filled with young families.
I love my family and community. That is why I chose
to put my career on hold as the editor of the Now
newspaper and run for city council with the Safe
Surrey Coalition.
Email:
Website:
Twitter: Facebook: Linkedin: [email protected]
http://safesurrey.ca/beausimpson
@My_Grace_12
www.facebook.com/beau.simpson.31
www.linkedin.com/pub/beau-simpson/8b/246/75
STARCHUK, Mike | Surrey First
A resident of Surrey for 50 years, Mike Starchuk has
served with the Surrey Fire Department for 32 years,
retiring in 2014 as Chief Fire Prevention Officer. Mike
was a founding member of the Surrey Fire Fighters
Charitable Society and has worked extensively on
seniors issues and coordinating with bylaw officers,
the RCMP and the community in reducing criminal
aspects of abandoned buildings.
For his community service work, Mike was awarded the Queen’s Diamond
Jubilee Medal in 2013.
Email: [email protected] Website: SurreyFirst.ca
Twitter: @MikeStarchuk
Facebook: /MikeStarchuk Personal Website: http://mikestarchuk.com
Personal Website: http://starchuk.ca Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mikestarchuk
About Me: http://about.me/mikestarchuk
www.surrey.ca/elections
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Councillor Candidates
STEELE, Barbara | Surrey First
A resident of Surrey for 32 years and a Councillor
since 1998, Barbara represents Surrey on the Union
of BC Municipalities where she is the past-president,
the Metro Vancouver Board of Directors and has
been appointed to the Board of the Pacific Parklands
Foundation and the Fraser Basin Council and is the
local government representative at the Katzie Treaty
Negotiating Table.
Barbara was a leader with the Surrey Crime
Prevention Strategy, where she chaired the Public Safety Committee meetings.
Barbara was instrumental in developing Surrey’s Age-Friendly Strategy for Seniors
and is a determined advocate on seniors issues and abuse prevention.
Email: Website: Twitter: Facebook: [email protected]
www.surreyfirst.ca
@bsteelesurrey
www.facebook.com/surreyfirst
THIND, Justin | Safe Surrey
Born in Swift Current, Saskatchewan, I have
immersed himself and my young family into the
City of Surrey since being called to the Bar of British
Columbia as a lawyer in 2006.
Website:
Twitter:
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SafeSurrey.ca
@justin_thind
/votejustinthind
www.surrey.ca/elections
VILLENEUVE, Judy | Surrey First
A resident of Surrey for 44 years and Surrey’s longest
serving Councillor first elected 25 years ago, Judy
serves as Chair of the Social Policy Committee,
contributing to the development of an Action Plan
for Social Policy, a Master Plan for Housing, the
establishment of the Surrey Homelessness and
Housing Society and Foundation, and Surrey’s first
Poverty Reduction Plan. Judy helped create Surrey’s
Cultural Plan and Public Art Policy resulting in the
installation of world-class art. As Chair of the Public Art Advisory Committee
and Metro Regional Culture Committee, she strives to expand art and cultural
appreciation.
E-mail: [email protected]
Twitter: @judyvilleneuve
Website: www.surreyfirst.ca
Facebook: Facebook.com/surreyfirst
WOODS, Dave | Surrey First
A resident of Surrey since 1986, Dave Woods has
served with the RCMP for 43 years, including 10
years as District Commander for Cloverdale-Port Kells,
retiring as Surrey’s first Staff Sergeant Major.
Dave is the Vice-Chair of the Options Community
Services Society Board of Directors, worked to
establish a homeless facility in Cloverdale and
has been involved with the Cloverdale Business
Improvement Association and the Surrey Board of Trade.
Dave was awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee and Queen Elizabeth II
Diamond Jubilee Commemorative Medals, and was Police Officer of the Year in
2006.
Email: [email protected]
Twitter: @davewoodssfteam
Website: www.surreyfirst.ca
Facebook: www.facebook.com/surreyfirst
www.surrey.ca/elections
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Councillor Candidates
YOUNG, Brian | One Surrey
I care most about making Surrey a better home for all
of our families. One Surrey will transform Surrey into
the safest, most transparent City in Canada. Without
safety we have nothing!
Email: Website: Linkedin: city of surrey 2014 voter’s guide
[email protected]
onesurrey.com
Brian Young
www.surrey.ca/elections
School Trustee Candidates
ALLEN, Terry | Surrey First Education
I understand the fundamental importance of a sound
publically funded education system and I believe
as a Trustee, I will ensure the Surrey School District
maintains its high standard of excellence.
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.surreyfirsteducation.com
ATWAL, Balraj
I care most about students in our schools of Surrey.
They enjoy the study in our schools. They bring good
results. They be grow as a good citizens. They service
the public peacefully, no drugs, no racisim, no border
or boundaries, as they good server make a Surrey
paradise on the earth.
Email: [email protected]
www.surrey.ca/elections
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School Trustee Candidates
BHULLER, Rayman
I care most about education in Surrey being of high
quality for our students so that our community
can flourish. I care about our schools having the
environment required for both students to perform
their best, and teachers to do what they are passionate
about: Teach.
Email: [email protected]
Twitter:
@RaymanBhuller
Facebook: Elect Rayman Bhuller for Surrey
School Board Trustee
DHILLON, Sukhy
Education of all and the education of our kids is at the
core of my living.
It takes a village to raise a child and I want to support
and represent the village of Surrey at the Surrey Board
of Education.
Email: [email protected]
DIAZ, Rina
I care most about the things surrounding and affecting
the lives of our children. May it be their education,
happiness or safety within and around our Schools. I
also care about issues concerning our teaching staff
and parents because without them our children would
be lost.
Email: [email protected]
city of surrey 2014 voter’s guide
www.surrey.ca/elections
DOBIE, Charlene
I care most about the students in our schools. All
Surrey students must have the opportunity to reach
their full potential. As a Trustee I will continue to be a
voice for Public Education in Surrey.
Email: Website: Twitter: [email protected]
www.surreyprogressives.ca
@charlenepdobie
Re-elect Charlene Dobie Candidate for Surrey School
Trustee 2014
ENAIR, Patricia
Key Issues: Transparency
Parental Involvement
Funding
A Surrey resident for the last 9 years, I have been an
active member of the parent community for the last
8 years. As a former District Parent Advisory Council
Co-Chair, and Parent Advisory Council Chair I am
proud of the part I have played in increasing parent participation in education. I am
passionate about education and the part it plays in our children’s future. I believe
in order to build a stronger tomorrow we need a strong education system where
the focus is the best interest of the child.
Email: [email protected]
Website:
www.PatriciaEnair.ca
www.surrey.ca/elections
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School Trustee Candidates
HAYAT, Sikander
My Focus:
• Safer schools: development / promotion of
programs for at-risk students and at-risk behaviours.
• More youth leadership opportunities: creating
curricular and extra-curricular opportunities for
students to demonstrate their leadership capacity and
to promote positive role-models in the greater Surrey
community
• Increased funding for Learning Support programs
and special needs students to assist classroom teachers
• More parent, community and student engagement in making policies to meet
the needs of our students and reflect community wishes
When elected, I will donate 20% of my salary as a Trustee to support curricular
and extra-curricular programs at Surrey schools.
Twitter: Facebook: @4SurreySchools
www.facebook.com/4SURREYSCHOOLS
HOLMES, Bob | Surrey First Education
As Surrey residents for most of our lives, this
community is very important to my wife and I. With
both of our kids currently attending Surrey schools, I’d
like to see our education system be the best it can,
so all of our children continue to receive an excellent
education in a safe, nurturing environment.
I have been an advocate for better education funding
and more diverse parental involvement in my roles on
the executive of PACs (Parent Advisory Councils) and
DPAC for the last 11 years, and hope to continue this work in the role of school
trustee.
Email: [email protected]
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Website: www.surreyfirsteducation.com
www.surrey.ca/elections
JOLIET, Nicole
I care most about making Surrey’s schools safe and
inclusive for all students regardless of race, gender
identity, sexuality, (dis)ability, mental health or family
background.
Email: Website: Twitter: Facebook: [email protected]
nicolejoliet.wordpress.com
@setarelven
jolietforschools
LARSEN, Laurie | Surrey First Education
I will continue to advocate for Surreys fair share of
funding. This particularly pertains to the students
who are the most vulnerable and receive the extra
care and attention they deserve. Communication and
the building of relationships need to improve with
all groups. I will continue to ensure students have a
safe, caring and healthy environment to learn in. I am
proud to be a Trustee with one the most progressive
Boards and I believe we have the most professional
Teachers, CUPE support staff and administration in
the province. Please support me and Surrey First Education Team.
Email:
Website:
Twitter:
[email protected]
www.surreyfirsteducation.com
Laurie Larsen
www.surrey.ca/elections
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School Trustee Candidates
MATTA, David
I care most about the students, staff, and families of
Surrey. I also care about making our schools places
that offer the highest quality of education while
maintaining a friendly and warm environment for
everyone. I hope I will have the opportunity to serve
you and represent the views that you hold dear.
Email: [email protected]
PATSICAKIS, Niovi
I care most about my community and the students
in our schools. We need well funded, quality public
education. It is an investment for a prosperous future
and a democratic, inclusive society.
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://niovi.ca
Twitter: @vote4niovi
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TrusteeNiovi
PETERSON, Kirsty
I care most about… Community Engagement. This is
important in the context of the school district on 2
levels:
• Engaging Students • Engaging the broader community (ie. Parents,
community organizations etc.)
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.votekirsty.com
www.surreyprogressives.ca
Twitter: @kirsty_peterson
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/electkirstypetersonsurrey
LinkedIn http://ca.linkedin.com/in/kirstypeterson/
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SABHARWAL, Bal
I care most about providing our young children with
good education because they are our future. I feel a
strong Board can bring about change that supports
our children and teachers. Some of the issues
that are key to me include school overcrowding,
increasing the International Baccalaureate program,
cultural diversity, youth violence and crime reduction
in our schools, just to name a few.
Email: Facebook: Twitter: [email protected]
balfortrustee
balfortrustee
SHARMA, Sara
She wants to engage today’s youth and equip them
with tools to deal with the pressures and pitfalls of
modern life.
Sharma is passionate, knowledgeable, dedicated and
a public spirit. She chooses to work with children
because they are our future.
Email: [email protected]
www.surrey.ca/elections
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School Trustee Candidates
SILVEIRA, Jonathan | Surrey Kids Matter
Jonathan Silveira believes Surrey Kids Matter. As an
entrepreneur, he understands the value of investing
in education for the future.
“Surrey is B.C.’s largest and fastest growing school
district. Its unique needs require recognition from
Victoria. We need an assertive Board of Education;
with trustees that will advocate strongly for our
district, its schools, and families.” – Silveira.
“Back in 2002, funding for the education of our kids was a priority and took about
19 per cent of B.C.’s spending dollars, but now that percentage has shrunk to
barely 10 per cent, and this must change, because Surrey Kids Matter.” – Silveira.
Email: [email protected]
Web: www.SurreyKidsMatter.ca
SINGH, Harman
I care most about valuing each and every person of
our community and recognizing the roles that they
each play in making this city a great place to live in.
I believe this will be accomplished by recognizing
the need for a student-centered learning approach,
opportunities for leadership and growth, creating
accountability for stakeholders, while providing a
nurturing, comfortable and safe environment.
Website:www.harmansingh.ca
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SMITH, Forrest
My name is Forrest Smith, and I am running for
School Trustee.
I am Deaf self-employed videographer. I am active
Deaf community member. I have two kids in French
immersion elementary school in Surrey. My goal is to
listen to any concerns and suggestions for our 70,000
Surrey students. I will advocate for students with
disabilities, diversity, coding languages, new Media
and baseball & cricket programs. I believe in being
effective and efficient so we don’t just talk – just do it if possible.
Email: Twitter: Linkedin: [email protected]
@forrestsmith1
/forrestsmith1
TAPLEY, Julie
I care about creating equal access to opportunities. It
is important to me that Surrey has a strong, thriving
and respected public education system. I believe that
all members of our community should be concerned
about our city’s future economic prosperity, which is
built on a foundation of today’s learners. With a strong
public education system our community will secure a
bright and prosperous future.
My plan for Surrey is to be a liaison between parents,
teachers, students and tax payers to allow for meaningful dialogue around the
topic of education. I want to be an advocate for Surrey’s public schools.
Email: Website: Facebook: [email protected]
www.julietapley.com
/JulieTapleyforSchoolTrustee
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School Trustee Candidates
THIND, Garry | Surrey First Education
I strongly believe that education system is paramount
to building strong communities. Having a strong
education system allows our children to grow into
whatever they may desire.
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.surreyfirsteducation.com
TYMOSCHUK, Gary | Surrey First Education
I care deeply about the education that students in
Surrey receive and as a School Trustee I will engage in
effective communication; prudent management of the
available financial, capital and human resources; and I
will actively advocate to our Provincial Government to
ensure they are aware of and respond to the needs of
our District.
My actions, discussions and decisions will encourage
and promote student success, employee satisfaction and active parental input
and participation.
I have the experience, skills and knowledge:
• Surrey resident for 28 years
• 30 years management experience
• 6 years as Surrey City Councillor (1999-2005)
• 3 years as Surrey School Trustee (1996-1999)
Email:
Website:
[email protected]
www.surreyfirsteducation.com
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WILSON, Shawn | Surrey First Education
I have been a 45 year resident of Surrey and elected
for 5 terms to the Board of Education since 1999. I
am confident, experienced and focused on issues that
are important to young students in Surrey.
During my time, I have been relentless in my pursuit
of equitable funding for Surrey students. Just this
past three years, Surrey has finally caught up with
other School Districts in terms of fair and equitable
treatment for Community Link Funding. Secondly,
our current board has provided capitol funds for modern student spaces in many
neighborhoods, reducing portables.
I am a member of the Surrey First Education Team and will continue my work as a
consistent, reliable and committed member serving parents and students.
Email:
Website:
[email protected]
www.surreyfirsteducation.com
www.surrey.ca/elections
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2014 Election Candidates
Your 2014 Election Candidates:
ELECTOR
ORGANIZATION (ORG.)
MAYOR
BAJWA, Vikram
EDWARDS, John
HEPNER, Linda
Surrey First
MCCALLUM, Doug
Safe Surrey
RASODE, Barinder
One Surrey
RICE, Grant
WOLANSKI, John
COUNCILLOR
ELECTOR ORG.
COUNCILLOR
ELECTOR ORG.
ARTANG, Maz
One Surrey
GILL, Tom
Surrey First
GUERRA, Laurie
Safe Surrey
One Surrey
HAYNE, Bruce
Surrey First
AUJLA, Saira
BAYDA, Merv
BHUPAL, Tanvir
HOFFMAN, Gary
BLAIR, Cliff
BOSE, Mike
One Surrey
BOWYER, Darlene
One Surrey
LEFRANC, Vera
Surrey First
LOCKE, Brenda
Team Surrey
MARTIN, Mary
Surrey First
CANUEL, Obi
MCMURTRY, Jim
DELA CRUZ, Narima One Surrey
ROONEY, Martin
DHANOYA, Nav
SCORSESE, Rick
DIONNE, Fiona
SIMPSON, Beau
Safe Surrey
STARCHUK, Mike
Surrey First
STEELE, Barbara
Surrey First
DOSANJH, Kal
One Surrey
DUNCAN, James
ELVINS, Rita
THIND, Justin
Safe Surrey
FRANCIS, Shawn
VILLENEUVE, Judy
Surrey First
WOODS, Dave
Surrey First
YOUNG, Brian
One Surrey
GAMMER, Stephen
Team Surrey
GHANBAR-ZADEH,
Touraj
GILL, Rina
Safe Surrey
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SCHOOL TRUSTEE
ELECTOR ORG.
ALLEN, Terry
Surrey First Education
ATWAL, Balraj
BHULLER, Rayman
DHILLON, Sukhy
DIAZ, Rina
DOBIE, Charlene
ENAIR, Patricia
HAYAT, Sikander
HOLMES, Bob
Surrey First Education
JOLIET, Nicole
LARSEN, Laurie
Surrey First Education
MATTA, David
PATSICAKIS, Niovi
PETERSON, Kirsty
SABHARWAL, Bal
SHARMA, Sara
SILVEIRA, Jonathan
Surrey Kids Matter
SINGH, Harman
SMITH, Forrest
TAPLEY, Julie
THIND, Garry
Surrey First Education
TYMOSCHUK, Gary
Surrey First Education
WILSON, Shawn
Surrey First Education
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