The Surrey School District Education Office. (File photo)

Proudly Surrey announces fourth school board candidate

Businessman Kapil Goyal is seeking a seat on the Surrey Board of Education in the Oct. 20 election

The “left-leaning” Proudly Surrey party has announced its fourth school board candidate.

Businessman Kapil Goyal is running for trustee under the party’s banner, joining other Proudly Surrey school board candidates Diana Ng, Dean McGee and Rina Diaz.

“It might be surprising to see a successful businessperson like myself choosing Proudly Surrey out of the parties standing in this election,” said Goyal, who immigrated to Surrey in 2006 and owns Newton-based Golden Ears Insurance.

“But the business sense that Proudly Surrey brings to school board politics, their ideas to combine the capital spending power of school board and council, to make labour negotiations more accountable and closer to home; these are the most fiscally responsible and dynamic ideas in this election.”

Goyal said a school trustee “needs to be determined and have the will to fight for the all-round development of our school system. It requires close monitoring and the courage to make reforms when required. I have the determination, I have the will, and I have the courage.”

Goyal is a father of two and an active member of the Vedic Hindu Cultural Society.

The team’s campaign manager, Tom Ewasiuk, said Proudly Surrey “has rescinded a key founding article of the party and has chosen to run a majority slate of School Trustee candidates.”

“It is becoming clear that despite the desperate need for a comprehensive, co-ordinated community school strategy for Surrey, we are the only opposition party running seriously for both council and school board,” said Ewasiuk in a release. “As such, we must prepare to govern at the school board level.”

Party co-founder Dean McGee echoed his comments.

“One of the reasons we feel Kapil’s credentials are ideal for us is that we are the only party promising to bring transparency and accountability to the self-insurance schemes our school board and council have been participating in for the past generation,” said McGee in a release. “The equity in our insurance pools should be backing solid social investments in our city. We need to lift the veil of secrecy and get those funds working for the people of Surrey. Kapil will be your person on that case.”

Just Posted

Ten of 11 people taken into custody after shooting in Surrey have been released

Police say four guns, two Tasers, drugs and other weapons were seized after home shot at in Whalley

Madchild headlines ‘Hip Hop For Hunger’ at Surrey’s Strumms ‘n Drums club

Venue at Turf Hotel has hosted a variety of music events in recent months

UPDATE: Surrey getting a new hospital, in Cloverdale

Premier John Horgan said the ‘brand new hospital’ will be built near Kwantlen Polytechnic University

Delta Police Department joins integrated forensics team

Forensics-trained DPD officers will investigate scenes in other cities as well as in Delta

15-year-old charged following threat to South Surrey high school

Police announce pair of teens arrested for Nov. 14 incident at Elgin Park Secondary

MAP: Christmas light displays in Surrey and beyond

Send us pictures of your National Lampoon-style lit-up homes, nativity scenes or North Pole playlands

Province sues over sailing incident that killed teen with disabilities

Gabriel Pollard, 16, died from injuries after marine lift failed

Hope’s illicit drug death rate rivals Vancouver

Small Fraser Valley district listed among top five per capita in B.C.

First Nations want Big Bar landslide cleared ASAP to allow fish passage

Leadership calling for urgent action and resources to remove obstruction on the Fraser

Assessed value of Lower Mainland homes expected to decrease in 2020

Other areas of province may see modest increases over last year’s values

TransLink CEO ‘hopeful’ SkyTrain shutdown can be averted with last-minute deal

No extra buses will be on the roads if strike goes ahead

Chilliwack family’s therapy dog injured in hit and run

Miniature pit bull Fifty’s owner is a single mother facing close to $10,000 in vet bills

Cougar destroyed in Penticton area after mauling dog, killing cat

This is the first reported incident with a cougar this year in the Penticton area

Don’t expect extra bus service during impending SkyTrain strike, CMBC says

Full SkyTrain shutdown is scheduled to start Tuesday morning

Most Read