The community failed Barinder Rasode in Surrey’s municipal election.
Rasode is a longtime resident and lived in Surrey for over 25 years. She served as a councillor for three terms with the Surrey First team.
As such, Rasode served on 16 active committees, including the Mayor’s Committee on Beautification and Town Centre Development, and was chair of the all-important Community Safety Committee for Surrey.
The mood at the candidate celebration camp was gloomy long before the results began to come in. As early as summer, when Rasode launched her campaign with an open house at Highway 10 and 152 Street, the campaign was lacklustre. It was evident then that financial support was lacking, and more so, the choice of campaign manager did not resonate with the community at large.
It is regrettable. Surrey deserved the experienced and hard-working councillor Barinder Rasode for mayor.