Delta council candidate Lori Mayhew. (Photo submitted)

Labour leader Lori Mayhew announces run for Delta council

Mayhew, who is secretary-treasurer for MoveUP (COPE Local 378), also ran for council in 2014

Labour leader Lori Mayhew has declared she is running for Delta council.

The longtime Delta resident and secretary-treasurer with MoveUP (Local 378 of the Canadian Office and Professional Employees Union) is looking to bring the financial management and governance experience she has gained through her roles at the 12,000-member union, as a board member for the BC Labour-sponsored Working Opportunities Fund, as a pension trustee and as the president of the New Westminster & District Labour Council to city council.

“Delta has been my home for over 20 years. My husband and I have been lucky enough to raise our three kids here,” Mayhew said in a press release. “I’m eager to give back to my community by serving on city council and making sure Delta remains a welcoming and affordable place for families.”

Mayhew, who lives in North Delta, wants to see stronger interconnection between Delta’s various communities.

“Ladner, Tsawwassen, North Delta — we’re one city. We all rely on the same services and need our municipal government to deliver these services equitably across our communities. We need a way to bringing people in each of these communities together,” Mayhew said.

Mayhew said she will be talking to people from all over Delta and meeting them where they live to find out what’s important to them.

“I know what I would rank as the top three issues in Delta – housing affordability, transit and the ALR – but I want hear what Delta residents think about these issues and where their priorities are,” she said.

Before being elected to her full-time position with MoveUP, Mayhew worked as a claims adjuster for ICBC. She holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of British Columbia. Her family — husband Keith and children Sarah, Adam and Grace — are avid sports fans who can often be found volunteering and playing on Delta’s many sports fields.

Mayhew previously ran for council in 2014 under the Delta Connect banner with candidates Jennifer Thoss and Nicholas Wong, coming in tenth place with 23.4 per cent of the vote.

The 2018 civic elections take place on Saturday, Oct. 20, with advanced voting opportunities on Oct. 6, 10 and 11.

SEE ALSO: 26 candidates and counting for Delta civic election



editor@northdeltareporter.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

South Surrey couple donates $250K to students in honour of late son

Joseph Chung Scholarship Fund helps out 100 post-secondary students

Surrey RCMP investigate report of explosion at home

‘Emotionally elevated’ person taken ‘safely’ into custody: police

Surrey tells Uber to cease operations in city, but company ‘respectfully’ declines

Ridesharing company told to stop operating within the city by 9 p.m. Jan. 24

Plans for apartments on Strawberry Hill shopping site coming to Surrey council

It would be near the library, and include 123 rental units

Man killed in fall from 3 Civic Plaza balcony in Surrey

Heavy emergency services presence in plaza at the skyscraper, at 13475 Central Ave.

‘Presumptive case’ of coronavirus in Canada confirmed by Ontario doctors

Man in his 50s felt ill on his return to Canada from Wuhan, China

People knowingly take fentanyl so make policy changes to reduce harm: B.C. study

Dr. Jane Buxton, an epidemiologist at the centre, says drug users need more resources,

‘My heart is going to bleed’: Bodies brought back to Canada following Iran plane crash

Remains of Sahar Haghjoo, 37, and her eight-year-old daughter, Elsa Jadidi, were identified last weekend

UBC grad and sister killed in Iran plane crash had bright futures ahead, close friend says

Asadi-Lari siblings Mohammad Hussein and Zeynab were two of 57 Canadians aboard downed Flight PS752

Coronavirus concerns cause cancellation of Langley Lunar New Year celebration

Close to 1,000 were expected to attend the annual Live In Langley event on Saturday

Second earthquake in two days strikes near Agassiz

A 2.6-magnitude recorded Saturday morning

BCLC opens novelty bet on Harry and Meghan moving to the west coast

Meanwhile, real estate agency points to four possible homes for the family

Canada slips in global corruption ranking in aftermath of SNC-Lavalin scandal

The country obtained a score of 77, which places it at the top in the Americas

Most Read