Election 2014: Rasode builds team heading into fall ballot

City of Surrey: A realtor, a cop, a restaurant GM, and a community activist make up Rasode's council team

Team Rasode

While she hasn’t announced her team yet, The Leader has learned of four people running with Barinder Rasode in this fall’s election.

Rasode, who is running for mayor, is expected to announce her team tomorrow afternoon.

They include Maz Artang, Narima Dela Cruz, Merv Bayda and Darlene Bowyer.

Sources also say that her team will also include Cloverdale Chamber president Brian Young and agricultural issue champion Mike Bose.

The Leader talked with both on Tuesday and said they could not comment on a run with Rasode until Wednesday at 4:30.

Artang, a business professional, who is general manager of Brown’s Socialhouse in Sunshine Hills, brings youth to Rasode’s team.

He was one of the people endorsing her at her announcement that she was running for mayor last month.

Badya describes himself on Linked In as the only candidate who has spent his life working in public safety. He worked for the Mounties since 1978, as investigator, research analyst, officer in charge of field training, and from 2001 to 2005, he was working with community policing.

Dela Cruz is a realtor with Magsen Realty and Strata Management Inc. and says she has interests on programs of housing, government policies and transportation.

She describes herself as parent advocate of her children. Her son, Daryl Dela Cruz, 18, is a transportation genius, who has often made headlines pushing for transit change in Surrey.

Bowyer is the former president of the Port Kells Community Association, and has sat on the city’s Heritage Advisory Committee. She has pushed for change in several areas, including the number of drug houses in Surrey and the level of clear cutting for development that has occurred.

Several calls to Rasode on Tuesday went unreturned.

Rasode is running for centre chair against  former mayor Doug McCallum, Coun. Linda Hepner, health professional John Edwards and Surrey businessman Vikram Bajwa.

@diakiw

Just Posted

RCMP ask for help locating missing woman

Sheyna McNabb was last seen near King George and 96th Ave. in Surrey

George Harvie wins race for Delta mayor

Harvie’s Achieving for Delta slate also took 4 of 6 seats on council and 3 of 7 seats on school board

Pedestrian rushed to hospital after being hit by car in Surrey

Friday crash at 88th Avenue and 152nd Street is latest in rash of collisions involving pedestrians

Cloverdale high school has made 2,000 blood donations

Lord Tweedsmuir makes more donations in one year than most Surrey schools have made in their history

Campaign pledge prompts Delta libraries reminder of parents, infant health programs

Mayoral candidate George Harvie promised to restore the BabyDaze program if elected

Tommy Chong says cannabis legalization makes him proud to be a Canadian

Legendary marijuana advocate and comedian celebrates cultural milestone at Kelowna event

Chilliwack voters reject anti-SOGI school board candidates

Slate, including Barry Neufeld, had opposed anti-bullying LGBTQ teaching resource

MLA to become Nanaimo’s next mayor, could weaken NDP’s grasp on power

Leonard Krog’s win will trigger a byelection when he gives up his provincial seat

Horvat nets OT winner as Canucks beat Bruins 2-1

Young Vancouver star had spirited scrap earlier in contest

Team Canada gold medal winners for first time in world curling championship

Team Canada earned gold in Kelowna at the 2018 Winn Rentals World Mixed Curling Championship

3 in serious condition after altercation on Granville strip: police

Patrol officers came upon the fight just after 3 a.m. on Granville Street near Helmcken Street

B.C. passenger caught smoking weed in a car issued $230 fine

Saanich police did a field sobriety test on the driver and deemed it safe for him to drive

Payette invites critics to ‘come and spend a few days’ with her

Governor General Julie Payette made her first official to B.C. back in March

More pot stores expected in B.C. in coming ‘weeks and months’: attorney general

Attorney General David Eby and Public Safety Minister Mike Farnworth visited the new BC Cannabis Store in the province’s Interior

Most Read