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

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

File photo
Surrey Mounties seeking dash-cam footage of Whalley road rage fight

Two men are alleged to have stabbed one another

The RCMP helicopter. (File photo)
Suspect escapes after police pursuit through Surrey, Langley, Abbotsford

Police chase involved two stolen vehicles, including one taken in Mission

IIO Chief Civilian Director Ron MacDonald. (File photo: Tom Zytaruk)
Police watchdog concludes Mounties didn’t shoot Fleetwood teen at strip mall

IIO finds tragic death of teenager ‘not the result of any actions or inactions’ by the Surrey RCMP

Fraser Health Overdose Alert.
Fraser Health issues Overdose Alert for Surrey

Health authority reports spike of overdoses in the last 24 hours

Emergency crews shut down White Rock’s Five Corners district on Feb. 19, 2020 after an altercation left an elderly man in critical condition. (File photo)
Trial dates set in White Rock manslaughter case

Proceedings against Ross Banner, 71, set for June 2021 in Surrey Provincial Court

FILE – Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry answers questions during a press conference to update on the province’s fall pandemic preparedness plan from the press theatre at Legislature in Victoria, Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito
B.C. sees record-breaking daily COVID infections with 499 new cases over weekend

Two people, both in the Lower Mainland, died due to the virus over the weekend

A passer-by walks past a COVID-19 testing clinic in Montreal, Friday, Oct. 16, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz
Canada ‘yet to see’ deaths due to recent COVID surge as cases hit 200,000

Much of the increase in case numbers can be attributed to Ontario and Quebec

Is it time to start thinking about greener ways to package cannabis?

Packaging suppliers are still figuring eco-friendly and affordable packaging options that fit the mandates of Cannabis Regulations

Police confirm human remains were found in a recycling bin in Vancouver on Oct. 18, 2020. (Black Press Media file photo)
Human remains found in recycling bin floating near Vancouver beach

Police asking nearby residents to see if their recycling bin has gone missing

Join Black Press Media and Do Some Good

Pay it Forward program supports local businesses in their community giving

B.C. Liberal leader Andrew Wilkinson visits a North Vancouver daycare to announce his party’s election promises for child care, Oct. 9, 2020. (B.C. Liberal Party video)
B.C. parties pitch costly child care programs in pandemic

B.C. Liberals say they’ll deliver on NDP’s $10-a-day promise for lower-income families

A B.C. man decided to create a website to help people find family doctors accepting patients. Because Victoria is considered high-demand, clinic openings can’t be posted publicly. (Unsplash)
Vancouver Island man starts website that connects B.C. residents with doctors

Nanaimo man started project to help people find family physicians accepting patients

Voting station at Tzeachten Hall in the riding of Chilliwack-Kent on the first day of advance voting in the provincial election on Oct. 15, 2020. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)
B.C. VOTES 2020: 380,000 British Columbians head to polls in first 4 days of advance voting

Some of highest voter turnout so far has been seen on Vancouver Island and in Shuswap

Most Read