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New Vancouver Councillor Hector Bremner 'seriously' considering running for Mayor

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Jenni Sheppard Jan 26, 2018 11:11 am 900

New Vancouver NPA Councillor Hector Bremner is seriously considering running for Mayor in the upcoming municipal election.

Bremner was elected to Vancouver City Council in October 2017, collecting 27.83% in a byelection that saw only 11% of registered voters turnout.

Since then, after nearly a decade as Mayor of Vancouver, Gregor Robertson announced he will not be running for re-election in the fall municipal election.

No one has officially declared as a candidate to take over from Robertson, but in an email to Daily Hive, Bremner said he and his team “are looking at the race very seriously.”

“We’ve had an enormous amount of support from people across the spectrum that believe there’s a place within the NPA for them,” said Bremner.

“We’ve had several hundred people already join the effort – people returning to the party, first timers and especially a younger more diverse group of Vancouverites.”

The municipal election is set to take place on October 20, 2018, and follows the departure of five representatives of Vision Vancouver, the controlling party, from Council.

As well as Robertson, three-term Councillor Kerry Jang has confirmed he will not run in the city’s municipal election this fall, after 10 years in office.

And four-term councillor Tim Stevenson announced he would not be running for re-election in the fall municipal election.

Back in July 2016, Councillor Geoff Meggs resigned after nine years on Council, so he could serve as Chief of Staff to new BC Premier John Horgan. He was replaced by the Bremner.

In October, Councillor Andrea Reimer announced that after 15 years and four terms, she would not be running for re-election in 2018.

As well, in November, Councillor George Affleck, who has represented the NPA party on Council for seven years, announced that he would not be running either.

Bremner said he’ll have more to say in future, “but first I have more people to speak to.”

Watch this space…

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Jenni Sheppard
Jenni is a former Senior Staff Writer at Daily Hive. Happy Vancouverite. Traveller, snowboarder, foodie, film fan, feminist, geek, cheesemaker, curler.
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