Election 2014: And they’re off

City of Surrey: Nomination period opens for Surrey candidates, some familiar names are popping up.

Some of them you’ve heard of before, others, maybe not so much.

But they’re running for office in this fall’s election and have filed their nomination papers already.

As of Tuesday, Martin Rooney, a local human rights advocate, has put his name in for council.

Jim McMurtry, a Surrey school teacher who has run for council before, is coming back for another attempt.

Surrey businessman, Vikram Bajwa had filed his nomination for mayor.

Safe Surrey, headed by mayoral candidate Doug McCallum was expected to file their papers on Tuesday afternoon.

He was joined by council candidates Surrey Now newspaper editor Beau Simpson, lawyer Justin Thind, business owner Rina Gill and community advocate Laurie Guerra.

The nomination period ends at 4 p.m. on Oct. 10.

The elections registrar is urging people not to save it until the last minute and call 604-591-4213 to schedule an appointment for filing.

For more information about this election, visit http://surrey.ca/election2014/ and visit http://www.surreyleader.com frequently for breaking news.

Just Posted

Nearly 200 motorcycles take off from Cloverdale for Brenden’s Ride

Annual fundraiser supports programs that empower people with disabilities

Cloverdale’s 5 most-read stories of the week, June 7–13

Vet leaves dead dog in freezer for 78 days, local high school goes into ‘hold and secure,’ and more

City shifts proposed transit station to King George after cancellation of LRT

Council to consider Newton Town Centre plan in fall

Surrey mayor suggests building a canal on ‘less busy’ road

Doug McCallum likens the idea to canals in Venice and Qatar shopping centre

What’s happening in Cloverdale this Father’s Day weekend, June 14 to 16

Looking for something to do in Cloverdale this weekend?

VIDEO: First Nations, developer call for return and protection of sacred B.C. burial site

Dozens of First Nations leaders gather on grassy plateau to call on action by provincial government

You might not know these B.C. records are public

Hired a lawyer to file a civil claim? Those are published online

Teen stabbed after end-of-night limo dispute in downtown Vancouver

A young man, 19, is in serious condition following a dispute between two groups

B.C. bus driver loses case to get job back after texting while driving full bus

An arbitator ruled that Tim Wesman’s phone usage was a “a reckless disregard for public safety”

Revamped B.C. Lions set to battle veteran Winnipeg Blue Bombers

The Lions’ first test of the season will be a big one

No business case for Trans Mountain expansion, says former environment minister

Cabinet is expected to announce its decision on the expansion of the Alberta-to-B.C. pipeline by Tuesday

LETTER: British Columbia’s forest industry crisis being made worse

Andrew Wilkinson warns of regulatory overload by John Horgan’s NDP

Convicted B.C. child abductor Randall Hopley back in custody 6 months after release

Correctional Services Canada could not provide further details due to privacy concerns

Alleged driver of semi-truck in fatal Burnaby hit-and-run identified

No charges have been laid and police say the driver is cooperating with the investigation

Most Read