ELECTION: White Rock election heats up with team of candidates

WHITE ROCK — With the official nomination period set to begin next week, White Rock’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.

“These are positive people who have deep roots within the community so we’re looking forward to working together,” said Meyer. “We’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.”

Sinclair, also a former councillor, said after careful consideration she decided to put her name forward.

“My love for White Rock and lifelong passionate belief that it’s a true gem of a community led me to offer my energy and experience to the citizens of White Rock again and I’m really looking forward to it,” she said.

Fellow former councillor Cliff Annable said he too was excited to be running with the team.

“We have some longtime people on the team that have been in the community for years,” said Annable. “We’re all like-minded but independent candidates and the idea is to work together for the betterment of the city. We’ve been in the community for a long time and we have different backgrounds so I’m very excited about this team.”

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.

“It happens every election and sometimes it’s not as open, people are working together loosely or whatnot,” he said. “So we’ve all been going back and forth, and just found we share a lot of common ideas.”

The civic election takes place Nov. 15 and nomination period is Sept. 30 to Oct. 10.

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