With still a week to go befor the official opening of nominations, the race for Chilliwack city council is starting to heat up.
City Councillor Sue Attrill has announced her intention to seek a third term at city hall in the November election.
And Coun. Jason Lum says he’s ready for a second term.
Meanwhile, newcomer Michael Kha says he looking for a seat on council as well,.
“I have enjoyed the six years I have served as a city councillor and I have so much more that I want to give to our beautiful city,” Attrill wrote in a release.
Recently retired from full-time employment, Attrill said she’ll now be able to become even more involved with municipal duties.
“I am proud of all we have accomplished and there are still many things to be done.
“My priorities will continue to be keeping taxes as low as possible; Improving the quality of life in Chilliwack and fostering a strong local economy.”
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Lum says he’s learned a lot during his three years in office. “I have chaired numerous committees, from transportation to public safety, and I am proud of the investments the city has made in infrastructure, services, and most importantly, people,” he said.
“I look forward to bringing the experience and leadership I have gained to serve the community for another four.”
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The new name this week is Michael Kha, a computer consultant, who has decided to run for city council.
Kha says his goal is to bring his energy and enthusiasm to city hall, emphasizing transparency when it comes to government decision making.
He has a degree in computer information systems and he is in the final year of his BA in history and political science at University of the Fraser Valley.
“We have so many things to be thankful for living in a beautiful city like Chilliwack,” said Kha. “Our city has the room and the potential to grow in the next decade or so – and I want to be there, involved, and hands on when it does.”
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