Brooke Colby wants mayor’s job in White Rock

WHITE ROCK – A new challenger has appeared for the White Rock mayor’s seat in this fall’s election.


Brooke Colby has announced his intent to run for mayor against incumbent Wayne Baldwin.


Picking up where his late father, Larry Colby, a former alderman and executive director of South Surrey White Rock Chamber of Commerce, left off, Brooke said he decided he’d run for mayor eight years ago when his father passed away.


"He missed being mayor by a very slim margin and there was a rumour started that my dad got the highrises in White Rock started, but he was the opposite," said Colby.


Hoping to carry his father’s vision forward, Colby said his primary concern at this point is the direction the city is headed when it comes increasingly higher developments.


"I know that you do have to have some high density but I just think it’s starting to look like Hong Kong uptown," he said, adding that the city wasn’t built to handle those kinds of developments.


Meanwhile, former Coun.


Margaret Woods has decided against joining the mayoral race, instead opting for a spot as city councillor.


Woods said she was taking the summer to decide and after much deliberation, decided to first try for councillor. "I just kind of gave it some thought and figured I’ve been away for a few years, so I thought it would be better for me to move forward as a member of council first and after that, see what the future holds," she said.

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