And they’re off! Surrey civic candidates unveiled

Eight candidates for mayor have emerged in the running for the Nov. 19 election.

Seven people are trying to put Mayor Dianne Watts out of work this year, as seven candidates added their names to the mayoralty list for this coming civic election.

The nominations are closed for this year’s civic election, and all the candidates are registered.

There was a late buzz around the city clerk’s office at city hall Friday afternoon as candidates rushed to file their final paperwork.

Seven candidates have emerged to take a run at Watts, who has enjoyed strong popularity ratings.

There are also 27 candidates for council and 14 for school trustee.

The list is preliminary as there is another week to allow for appeals, but this is the list as of 4:30 p.m. Friday, the deadline for nominations.

Surrey mayor:

Viramjit Bajwa

Ross Buchanan

Touraj Ghanbar-zadeh

Clifford Inimgba

Sudarshan (Shan) Rana

Joginder Singh Randhawa

Dianne Watts (SF)*

Deanna Welters

Surrey councii:

Kuldip Ardawa (SCC)

Bob Bose (SCC) *

Lawrence Chen

Doug Elford (SCC)

Rina Gill (SCC)

Tom Gill (SF) *

Kuljinder Singh Gill

Paul Griffin

Bruce Hayne (SF)

Linda Hepner (SF)*

Judy Higginbotham

Gary Hoffman

Marvin Hunt (SF)*

Bernadette Keenan

Mary Martin (SF)*

Imtiaz Popat

Barinder Rasode (SF)*

Grant Rice (SCC)

Gary Robinson (SCC)

Mike Robinson

Stephanie Ryan (SCC)

Partap Bir Singh

Barbara Steele (SF)*

Susan Thomas

Judy Villeneuve (SF)*

John Milton Wolanski

Steve Wood (SCC)

Surrey Board of Education

Terry Allen (SFE)*

Ijaz Chatha (SCC) *

Moh Chilali (SCC)

Charlene Dobie (SCC)

Sukhy Dhillon (SCC)

Pam Glass (SFE)*

Laurence Greeff (SCC)

Paul Hillsdon

Malkiat Singh Kang

Laurie Larsen (SFE)*

Reni Masi (SFE)*

Ram Sidhu (SCC)

Anne Van Rhyn

Shawn Wilson (SFE)*

The list becomes official on Oct. 21. The election is on Saturday, Nov. 19.

 

 

 

* denotes incumbent

SCC: Surrey Civic Coalition

SF: Surrey First

SFE: Surrey First Education