Two-term councillor Jason Lum announced plans Wednesday to seek a third term on city council.
He is the 12th person to enter the 2018 council race.
Lum’s re-election release describes him as: “principled, passionate, and proven.”
Lum made headway in the past few years taking an active leadership role on the transportation and public safety advisory committees, as well as the Chilliwack Creative Commission.
“This election will bring significant change to the Council table,” Lum posted about his re-election bid. “I believe it is critical that we elect a council willing to embrace new ideas while still maintaining our vibrant local economy, protecting our amazing natural environment, and continuing to build world-class amenities.
He also completed a term on the executive of the Lower Mainland Local Government Association, after being elected president. The councillor lobbied agencies and seniors levels of government on the city’s behalf for crucial outreach services to address the homelessness crisis, and for ways to better protect the aquifer.
But he says he’s not finished yet.
Lum was also elected chair of the Fraser Valley Regional District board, and most recently appointed to the Fraser Basin Leadership Committee on Regional Flood management.
Prior to being elected to council, Lum was the youngest elected president of the Chilliwack Chamber of Commerce.
With his high-tech background, Lum made a point of establishing a close connection with voters online and in person, from the moment he took office. The proof is on his city business card where he lists his cell number, and the way he keeps his website, www.jasonlum.ca, and his social media accounts all up-to-date with the issues of the day.
Lum is a Mt. Cheam Rotary Club member and small business owner with deep roots in the community. He lives in Yarrow with his wife, Sheila.