WHITE ROCK â€” With the official nomination period set to begin next week, White Rockâ€™s civic election is heating up with four new faces entering the political fray as part of a new coalition.
Along with current councillors Grant Meyer and Bill Lawrence, the team will also consist of White Rock BIA president Lynne Sinclair, White Rock & South Surrey Chamber of Commerce executive director Cliff Annable, Tourism White Rock vice president Doug Hart and notary public Megan Knight.
â€œThese are positive people who have deep roots within the community so weâ€™re looking forward to working together,â€ said Meyer. â€œWeâ€™re a team of independent voices that are working together and we might not all vote the same on every issue but there are a lot of common interests.â€
Sinclair, also a former councillor, said after careful consideration she decided to put her name forward.
â€œMy love for White Rock and lifelong passionate belief that itâ€™s a true gem of a community led me to offer my energy and experience to the citizens of White Rock again and Iâ€™m really looking forward to it,â€ she said.
Fellow former councillor Cliff Annable said he too was excited to be running with the team.
â€œWe have some longtime people on the team that have been in the community for years,â€ said Annable. â€œWeâ€™re all like-minded but independent candidates and the idea is to work together for the betterment of the city. Weâ€™ve been in the community for a long time and we have different backgrounds so Iâ€™m very excited about this team.â€
Earlier in the year, Knight said she would be taking the summer to decide and confirmed Thursday that she would be putting in her papers come nomination period.
As for a group name, the team has decided on the White Rock Coalition. He said each election there are usually candidates working together and this was a way to make it a little more formal.
â€œIt happens every election and sometimes itâ€™s not as open, people are working together loosely or whatnot,â€ he said. â€œSo weâ€™ve all been going back and forth, and just found we share a lot of common ideas.â€
The civic election takes place Nov. 15 and nomination period is Sept. 30 to Oct. 10.