Rina Gill has joined Bruce Hayne’s slate in the upcoming Surrey civic election. (Photo submitted)

Rina Gill joins Bruce Hayne’s ‘Surrey Integrity Now’ party

Former Surrey First member Bruce Hayne says additional candidates for the fall election will be announced soon

Mayoral candidate and former Surrey First member Bruce Hayne tells the Now-Leader his civic party will be named “Surrey Integrity Now.”

He also confirms Rina Gill is the latest council candidate to join his slate for the Oct. 20 election.

Gill, a small business owner, has run unsuccessfully in past Surrey civic elections going as far back as 2008. She ran with former mayor Doug McCallum’s Safe Surrey Coalition slate in the last 2014 civic election.

In the 2014 election, Gill finished ninth — right behind the eight Surrey First councillors who currently hold seats on council — with 28,100 votes.

See also: Former Surrey First Councillor Bruce Hayne to run for mayor

“In my heart that first and foremost, I want to run because I love this amazing city and the people in it,” said Gill in a release.

“As we know our great city of Surrey is at a vital point in its growth. Can we grow in a way that the benefits of growth and development are seen by all the people of Surrey?” she continued. “Can we become a city where all of our communities support and love one another? In this years’ election there is only one team that I know can lead us in that direction.”

Gill said she’s proud to be on Hayne’s team, which she says includes “an amazing group of council candidates who we cannot wait to unveil to you.”

“This is the team I am running with because I believe it is the only team capable of running our city with the honesty, integrity and openness that we all seek,” said Gill. “I can not wait to share with you who we are and our vision for this city we love. This is the most hopeful I have ever felt in my political career and I am beyond excited to unveil more of this exciting party, which we are inviting you to be a part of, over the next few weeks.”

Gill owns The Hype Advertising Agency in Surrey.

Her bio states she has been involved in volunteer and community work for more than 10 years, including Progressive Intercultural Community Services (PICS), Indo Canada Chamber of Commerce, Newton Advocacy Society, Moving Forward Family Services and Breakfast for Learning.

She was involved in launching PICS’ Harmony House, a second-stage transition home for women and children who are victims of domestic abuse. Gill also sits on the YWCA Single Mothers Housing Committee.

Former Surrey First member, and current councillor, Barbara Steele is also on Hayne’s slate, which was formed after he split from Surrey First to sit as an independent in June, saying he resigned due to a lack of transparency and a difference in vision.

Surrey voters head to the polls on Oct. 20.

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See also: Tom Gill is Surrey First’s mayoral candidate

See also: Hayne splits from Surrey First: ‘It’s just not open and transparent the way I’d like it to be’

See also: Surrey First’s Mary Martin not seeking re-election this fall

See also: Surrey First Councillor Judy Villeneuve not seeking re-election this fall

See also: Five Surrey First councillors now reveal interest in mayor’s chair

See also: Surrey First Councillor Judy Villeneuve not seeking re-election this fall

See more: New civic slate Proudly Surrey aims to offer ‘sharp, strong, left-leaning’ candidates

See more: Proudly Surrey introduces two more candidates for Surrey council, schoolboard

See more: Surrey Community Alliance announces intention to challenge Surrey First in civic election

See more: Surrey Community Alliance unveils civic slate, but no mayoral candidate

See more: People First Surrey party reveals intention to run in upcoming civic election

See more: Five Surrey First councillors now reveal interest in mayor’s chair

See more: With Surrey Mayor Linda Hepner out, who is mulling a mayoral run?

See more: Hawthorne Park crusader to run for Surrey council

See also: People First Surrey announces first two candidates

See also: Former Surrey First Councillor Bruce Hayne to run for mayor

See also: Tom Gill is Surrey First’s mayoral candidate

See also: Hayne splits from Surrey First: ‘It’s just not open and transparent the way I’d like it to be’

See also: Surrey First’s Mary Martin not seeking re-election this fall

See also: Surrey First Councillor Judy Villeneuve not seeking re-election this fall

See also: Five Surrey First councillors now reveal interest in mayor’s chair

See also: Surrey First Councillor Judy Villeneuve not seeking re-election this fall

See more: New civic slate Proudly Surrey aims to offer ‘sharp, strong, left-leaning’ candidates

See more: Proudly Surrey introduces two more candidates for Surrey council, schoolboard

See more: Surrey Community Alliance announces intention to challenge Surrey First in civic election

See more: Surrey Community Alliance unveils civic slate, but no mayoral candidate

See more: People First Surrey party reveals intention to run in upcoming civic election

See more: Five Surrey First councillors now reveal interest in mayor’s chair

See more: With Surrey Mayor Linda Hepner out, who is mulling a mayoral run?

See more: Hawthorne Park crusader to run for Surrey council

See also: People First Surrey announces first two candidates

See also: Former Surrey First Councillor Bruce Hayne to run for mayor

See also: Tom Gill is Surrey First’s mayoral candidate

See also: Hayne splits from Surrey First: ‘It’s just not open and transparent the way I’d like it to be’

See also: Surrey First’s Mary Martin not seeking re-election this fall

See also: Surrey First Councillor Judy Villeneuve not seeking re-election this fall

See also: Five Surrey First councillors now reveal interest in mayor’s chair

See also: Surrey First Councillor Judy Villeneuve not seeking re-election this fall

See more: New civic slate Proudly Surrey aims to offer ‘sharp, strong, left-leaning’ candidates

See more: Proudly Surrey introduces two more candidates for Surrey council, schoolboard

See more: Surrey Community Alliance announces intention to challenge Surrey First in civic election

See more: Surrey Community Alliance unveils civic slate, but no mayoral candidate

See more: People First Surrey party reveals intention to run in upcoming civic election

See more: Five Surrey First councillors now reveal interest in mayor’s chair

See more: With Surrey Mayor Linda Hepner out, who is mulling a mayoral run?

See more: Hawthorne Park crusader to run for Surrey council

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