Independent trustees unite as Progressives

SURREY – – A group of independent Surrey school trustee candidates have come together to form a new team ahead of the upcoming civic election.


Comprising of incumbent trustee Charlene Dobie, Rayman Bhuller, Patricia Enair, Niovi Patsicakis, Kristy Peterson and Sara Sharma, the party will be known as the Surrey Progressives.


While the team has their name set, they will not appear on the ballot as the Surrey Progressives since the group was formed after the submission deadline for nominations.


Dobie is an incumbent trustee who was elected in 2011 as part of the Surrey Civic Coalition. Enair has been involved in the Surrey District Parents Advisory Council as well her child’s PAC over the past eight years. Patsicakis is a long-term educator. Peterson is a first-time candidate with daughters currently attending a French Immersion school in Surrey and Sharma is a local realtor and owner of Little Newton Daycare.


The Surrey Progressives are having an open house on Saturday (Oct. 25) from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 8097 134 St., Surrey.


The only other party running in the trustee race is Surrey First Education.

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