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

Just Posted

Findlay to be next CPC candidate for South Surrey-White Rock

Former cabinet minister lost 2017 election to Liberal Gordie Hogg

Teenage girl, 17, accused of stabbing girl, 16, in Surrey

Victim’s injuries not life-threatening

Fledgling Surrey City Orchestra tunes up for showcase concert Friday

Conductor Stuart Martin’s four-year goal is to build a core group of about 60 Surrey-based musicians

Fraser Health to buy two private MRI clinics in Surrey, Abbotsford

New clinics will provide 2,000 more MRIs by fiscal year-end

Safe Surrey Coalition opposes removing any property from ALR

McCallum and Pettigrew take issue with a Port Kells proposal to exclude property from the Agricultural Land Reserve

Video: Flyers new mascot ‘Gritty’ a bearded, googly-eyed terror

The Philadelphia Flyers unveiled their new mascot Monday, and as one would expect of the team that gave us the “Broad Street Bullies,” he’s far from cuddly.

Edmonton cannabis company revenues more than triples to $19.1 million

Aurora Cannabis revenues more than triple in fourth quarter

B.C. pharmacist suspended for giving drugs with human placenta

RCMP had samples of the seized substances tested by Health Canada

Seattle one step closer to NHL after arena plan approved

Seattle City Council unanimously approved plans for a privately funded $700 million renovation of KeyArena

Harvest Moon to light up B.C. skies with an ‘autumn hue’

It’s the first moon after the autumn equinox

Fraser River First Nations say they aren’t getting their share of sockeye salmon

Shortage is a result of decisions made by DFO, not a shortage of sockeye, complaint says

Hockey league gets $1.4M for assistance program after Humboldt Broncos crash

Program will help players, families, coaches and volunteers after the shock of the deadly crash

Canada has removed six out of 900 asylum seekers already facing U.S. deportation

Ottawa had said the ‘overwhelming majority’ had been removed

Most Read