With two mayoralty races and 78 candidates vying for spots on municipal councils and school boards, the Nov. 19 civic election in Surrey and Delta should be among the most interesting in the province.
Whether voters will agree is an open question. With such a large number of people working for your support in each city, it will take citizens time and effort to vet all of them to see who is most deserving.
Is it worth it? Absolutely.
The people who sit in council chambers are ultimately responsible for the property taxes you pay, the street-level services you receive, and the development decisions that shape your community.
Those who serve on our local boards of education are trusted with ensuring an adequate learning environment is in place for society’s most precious resource: our children.
We urge you to take the time to research candidates and their positions on the issues that are important to you so you know where they stand.
To help with this onerous process, The Surrey-North Delta Leader will be publishing a special civic vote edition on Thursday, Nov. 10. We will introduce you to all the candidates running in the Nov. 19 election, and give them the opportunity to let you know their top issues, platforms and plans.
Take the time to become familiar with the men and women running for office, and then – most importantly – get out and vote.