Vancouver Mayor Candidates

Bob Kasting

Bob Kasting: Independent

Educated at Yale University, U. of Stockholm, and McGill Law School, Bob has practised law in Vancouver on the Broadway Corridor for over 25 years, in the areas of ...

Kirk LaPointe

Kirk LaPointe: NPA

Now, more than ever, Vancouver needs a mayor with strong leadership skills, dedication and integrity to make this great city even greater. Kirk LaPointe is that individual....

Gregor Robertson

Gregor Robertson: Vision Vancouver

Gregor Robertson was first elected Mayor of Vancouver in November 2008, and re-elected in November 2011. He was re-elected on his commitment to end street homelessness ...

Colin Shandler

Colin Shandler: Independent

Hello my name is Colin Shandler and I’m standing for the people of Vancouver as an independent candidate for Mayor to return the governance of Vancouver back to its ...

Meena Wong

Meena Wong: COPE

Meena Wong is running for Mayor to build a Vancouver everyone can afford. Meena will introduce a Duty on Vacant Properties to fund affordable and social housing. She’ll ...

Vancouver City Council Candidates

George Affleck

George Affleck: NPA

George Affleck was elected to Vancouver City Council in 2011 and seeks a second term as Councillor in the November municipal election. In his first term, George pushed ...

RJ Aquino

RJ Aquino: OneCity Vancouver

RJ Aquino is a proud Filipino-Canadian, parent and community activist who works in the local high-tech sector. RJ co-founded the Tulayan Filipino Diaspora Society, is on ...

Gregory Baker

Gregory Baker: NPA

Gregory Baker, a leader in Vancouver’s entrepreneurial scene since the early 1990s, is running for Vancouver City Council in the November municipal election. In 1994, ...

Elizabeth Ball

Elizabeth Ball: NPA

First elected to Vancouver City Council in 2005 and re-elected in 2011, Elizabeth Ball is seeking re-election as Councillor in the November municipal election. She has ...

Lisa Barrett

Lisa Barrett: COPE

Lisa brings to Council many years of experience in local and regional government. Serving two terms as mayor and nine years at GVRD Metro-Van board and committees including...

 Cleta Brown

Cleta Brown: Green Party of Vancouver

Cleta Brown was raised in Vancouver in a politically active family that strongly valued equality and social justice. Her mother was respected political leader Rosemary ...

Adriane Carr.

Adriane Carr: Green Party of Vancouver

World adventurer at age 12; distinguished graduate in urban geography; pianist; teacher to thousands of college students; long-time, respected environmental and political ...

Glen Chernen

Glen Chernen: Cedar Party of Vancouver

Glen Chernen was born and raised in Vancouver. He is a brother, father, husband, little league coach, financial analyst and homeowner. He will protect Vancouver from self ...

Sid Chow Tan 周明輝

Sid Chow Tan 周明輝: COPE

Sid Chow Tan is renowned as a passionate anti-racism organizer and advocate for local residents. Tan was born in Hoy Ping, China, descended from Gold Mountain pioneers. As ...

Nicholas Chernen

Nicholas Chernen: Cedar Party of Vancouver

Nicholas Chernen started out as a reluctant politician. He began his entry into this race as simply a frustrated citizen, watching our city rapidly change under the ...

Heather Deal

Heather Deal: Vision Vancouver

Heather Deal was elected as a Vancouver Park Board Commissioner in 2002 and has served as a Vancouver City Councillor since 2005. Heather is a professional biologist, ...

Melissa De Genova

Melissa De Genova: NPA

Melissa De Genova has been a Park Board Commissioner since 2011, working to improve the city’s parks and recreation services for its residents. She is a candidate for ...

Pete Fry

Pete Fry: Green Party of Vancouver

A successful entrepreneur and creative professional, Pete Fry is also known to friends, neighbours and many other Vancouverites as a respected community activist with a ...

Gayle Gavin

Gayle Gavin: COPE

Gayle Gavin is a lifelong Vancouverite, prominent trial lawyer, community activist and grandmother. As a lawyer who managed her own firm, Gayle represented the interests ...

Anthony.

Anthony Guitar: Independent

Anthony lives in the Downtown Eastside, where he presently is enrolled at CDI College. Studying Social Service Worker Recovery Specialist. Up until last year, worked as...

Charlene Gunn

Charlene Gunn: Cedar Party of Vancouver

Charlene has lived in the Vancouver area most of her life. She also resided in Edmonton for several years where she studied Sociology and Anthropology at the University of ...

Jeremy Gustafson

Jeremy Gustafson: Cedar Party of Vancouver

Jeremy Gustafson was born and raised on Vancouver Island, moved to Vancouver in 1994, and became a homeowner in Mount Pleasant in 2001. Jeremy grew up working on his ...

Keith Higgins

Keith Higgins: COPE

Keith Higgins is an artist, business owner, and veteran manager of artist-run organizations in Vancouver. A former business consultant with clients in financial services, ...

Kerry Jang

Kerry Jang: Vision Vancouver

Dr. Kerry Jang was first elected to Vancouver City Council in 2008 and is a Professor of Psychiatry at UBC. In 2006, Kerry was named “Academic of the Year” by BC ...

Jesse Johl

Jesse Johl: Vancouver First

With a desire for representation that reflects our community and city, and due to a frustration with the secretive big money parties of the NPA & Vision, I founded ...

Milan Kljajic

Milan Kljajic: Vancouver First

Milan believes that Vancouver 1st is the only logical choice for the people of Vancouver in the upcoming election. Milan believes that the Vancouver 1st core values can ...

Lena Ling

Lena Ling: Independent

Lena is a first generation Canadian with over 14 years experience as an educator, teaching both overseas and in the BC public school system; she currently works as the ...

Raymond Louie

Raymond Louie: Vision Vancouver

First elected to Vancouver City Council in 2002, Raymond has worked tirelessly at City Hall to support new affordable housing and keep taxes low in Vancouver. Over the past...

Tim louis

Tim Louis: COPE

Tim Louis has a proven commitment to progressive politics, social justice causes, and involvement in the community. Tim served as a Park Board Commissioner from 1990-1996 ...

Ken Low

Ken Low: NPA

Ken Low has been involved in community services in the Greater Vancouver area for more than four decades. Born in Hong Kong, he worked as a professional engineer for the ...

Rob McDowell

Rob McDowell: NPA

A former diplomat and a passionate arts and culture supporter, Rob McDowell is running for election to Vancouver City Council in the November municipal election. He has ...

Geoff Meggs

Geoff Meggs: Vision Vancouver

Geoff Meggs, an award-winning journalist and communications specialist, was first elected with Gregor Robertson's Vision team in 2008 and quickly became the point person on...

Wilson Munoz

Wilson Munoz: COPE

It is time to change to a New City Government that will make transparent and accountable decisions with and for all the People of Vancouver with Social, Economic, and ...

Jennifer O'Keeffe

Jennifer O'Keeffe: COPE

Jennifer O’Keeffe is a graduate of Capilano University and an advocate for educational rights and social-justice. As a COPE candidate for city council, she demands ...

Andrea Reimer

Andrea Reimer: Vision Vancouver

Andrea was first elected in 2002 as a School Board trustee with the Green Party. Inspired by Gregor Robertson’s leadership, she joined Vision Vancouver and was first ...

Ian Robertson

Ian Robertson: NPA

A former Vancouver Park Board Commissioner, Ian Robertson is a tireless public servant and campaigner for Vancouver’s parks and tourism operators. Robertson is the current ...

Suzanne Scott

Suzanne Scott: NPA

Dr. Suzanne Scott is making her first foray into electoral politics as a candidate for Vancouver City Council in the November municipal election. She brings senior ...

Niki Sharma

Niki Sharma: Vision Vancouver

Niki is a lawyer with a passion for social justice, and serves on the Vancouver Park Board as part of the Vision team. She is seeking election to City Council this November...

Audrey Siegl sχɬemtəna:t

Audrey Siegl sχɬemtəna:t: COPE

Audrey Siegl sχɬemtəna:t grew up in East Vancouver, raised by a single father of East Indian and British heritage, and by her mother’s Musqueam family. She now lives and ...

Tim Stevenson.

Tim Stevenson: Vision Vancouver

Tim was first elected to City Council alongside Mayor Larry Campbell in 2002. He was re-elected in 2005 and again in 2008 and has spent his career pursuing the values of ...

Tony Tang

Tony Tang: Vision Vancouver

Tony Tang was first elected to Vancouver City Council in 2011. A professional engineer with a Master’s degree from the University of British Columbia, Tony also studied art...

Mercedes Wong

Mercedes Wong: Vancouver First

During my 30-year career in corporate finance and two decades as a residential and commercial realtor, I have learned that being a successful businessperson is much more ...

Vancouver Park Board Candidates

Ezra Bloom

Ezra Bloom: COPE

Ezra Bloom is an artist, organizer, curator, critic, and student currently studying at Emily Carr. Bloom grew up on Salt Spring Island, and has spent his life surrounded by...

James Buckshon

James Buckshon: Independent

James Buckshon , ParkBoardFacts My thoughts on Your Parks! James Buckshon for Independent Park Board Commissioner Born and raised in Vancouver and has lived in ...

Roland Clarke

Roland Clarke: Independent

I believe that Vancouver's Parks and Community Centres can play a larger role in alleviating the hardships of poverty and could do more to reduce the separation and ...

John Coupar

John Coupar: NPA

John Coupar was elected as a Vancouver Park Board Commissioner in November 2011. He is seeking re-election as Commissioner in the November municipal election. Coupar,...

Casey Crawford

Casey Crawford: NPA

A lifelong resident of Greater Vancouver and a dedicated community volunteer, Casey Crawford is running for Park Board Commissioner in the November municipal election. ...

Catherine Evans

Catherine Evans: Vision Vancouver

Catherine was born in Toronto and raised in a number of North America’s great cities, and after several years travelling the world, put down permanent roots with her family...

Naveen Girn

Naveen Girn: Vision Vancouver

Naveen Girn is a curator, community engagement specialist and project manager for the 100th anniversary commemoration of the Komagata Maru. Naveen believes in a vibrant and...

Brent Granby

Brent Granby: Vision Vancouver

Brent is a husband, father, citizen, community organizer and artist. Brent wants to be a Vancouver Park Board Commissioner to ensure that the priorities of local ...

Brent Hayden

Brent Hayden: Vancouver First

Brent Hayden is the fastest swimmer in Canadian history. He is an Olympic Bronze Medalist, World Champion, Commonwealth Games Double-Gold Medalist and BC Sports Hall of ...

Jay Jagpal

Jay Jagpal: NPA

As a teenager, Jay Jagpal volunteered at Vancouver’s Sunset Community Centre. He loved the experience and the centre’s contribution to the community so much that he is ...

Urooba Jamal

Urooba Jamal: COPE

Urooba Jamal is a UBC student, writer and social justice advocate living, studying, and working on unceded Musqueam lands. With an arsenal of community development ...

Sarah Kirby-Yung

Sarah Kirby-Yung: NPA

Long committed to showcasing Vancouver’s diverse attractions, tourism-industry veteran Sarah Kirby-Yung is seeking election as Park Board Commissioner in Vancouver’s ...

Trevor Loke

Trevor Loke: Vision Vancouver

Trevor Loke, the current Chair of Park Board Committee, was first elected at the age of 22. Trevor and the Vision Vancouver team have provided greater access to parks and ...

Stuart Mackinnon.

Stuart Mackinnon: Green Party of Vancouver

Stuart Mackinnon is active in parks and green space issues, with a focus on access, preservation and conservation. He has sat on the boards of many non-profit organizations...

Stéphane Mouttet

Stéphane Mouttet: NPA

A tourism professional with over two decades in the hospitality industry, Stéphane Mouttet brings a wealth of experience to his campaign for Vancouver Park Board ...

Imtiaz Popat

Imtiaz Popat: COPE

Imtiaz Popat is a prolific media producer and has hosted The Rational on Vancouver Co-op Radio, ACCESS TV on Shaw Cable 4, and produced feature films, including the ...

Anita Romaniuk

Anita Romaniuk: COPE

Anita Romaniuk was elected Parks Commissioner from 2002 to 2005, serving as Chair and liaison to the Vancouver Public Library Board and Vancouver City Planning Commission. ...

Massimo Rossetti

Massimo Rossetti: Vancouver First

A list can tell you a story but only part of that story, a bit of background can give that story life. Massimo has an extensive, impressive list of participation in his ...

Sammie Jo Rumbaua

Sammie Jo Rumbaua: Vision Vancouver

Sammie Jo Rumbaua is a Vancouver community organizer, youth settlement worker and employment program assistant (specializing in services for survivors of abuse and violence...

Erin Shum.

Erin Shum: NPA

Raised in East Vancouver’s Renfrew Heights neighbourhood, small business owner and educator Erin Shum has been actively involved in the community since childhood. She is ...

Coree Tull

Coree Tull: Vision Vancouver

Coree Tull is a community organizer and advocate for accessible and inclusive sport in Vancouver. The co-founder of the Double Rainbow Dodgeball League, Co-Chair of Out In ...

Cease Wyss T'uy'tanat

Cease Wyss T'uy'tanat: COPE

Cease Wyss T’uy’tanat is a Skwxw’u7mesh ethnobotanist, media artist, educator, and food security activist. She has also been vocal in the Idle No More movement and has ...

Michael Wiebe

Michael Wiebe: Green Party of Vancouver

Michael Wiebe grew up skating on Jericho pond, swimming at English Bay, and cycling Stanley Park. He’s now a local business owner and community leader who wants to enhance ...

Vancouver School Board Candidates

Joy Alexander

Joy Alexander: Vision Vancouver

Joy is a retired teacher, parent, and school psychologist with a Doctorate in Educational Psychology. She is passionate about expanding the work of the current Vision ...

Patti Bacchus

Patti Bacchus: Vision Vancouver

Patti Bacchus was elected to the Vancouver School Board in 2008 and 2011 and has been elected Board Chair of each year she's been in office. As a Board Chair and trustee, ...

Fraser Ballantyne

Fraser Ballantyne: NPA

Fraser Ballantyne was first elected Vancouver School Board Trustee in 2011. He is seeking re-election as a School Board Trustee in the November municipal election. In...

Susan Bhatha

Susan Bhatha: Vancouver First

Susan K Bhatha is born and raised in Vancouver. She is a full time stay at home mother of two and wife to a loving husband. She comes with a very impressive resume in ...

Jane Bouey

Jane Bouey: Public Education Project

Jane Bouey has been devoted to the defense and improvement of public education for nearly two decades. As a parent who has raised a special needs child, while living in ...

Ken Clement

Ken Clement: Vision Vancouver

Ken Clement of Ktunaxa First Nation ancestry has resided in Vancouver for 30 years and is the Chief Executive Officer of the Canadian Aboriginal AIDS Network (CAAN). He is ...

Diana Day

Diana Day: COPE

Diana Day is a leader in Aboriginal health and mother of two amazing teenagers. She been involved in education as a member of Parent Advisory Council's (PAC) since 2002 and...

ken denike

Ken Denike: Vancouver First

Ken was first elected to the Vancouver School Board in 1984 and is running for another term as trustee. He served until recently at the provincial level in teacher and ...

Ralph Fraatz

Ralph Fraatz: COPE

Ralph Fraatz has lived in Vancouver since 1957. He grew up in east Vancouver, attended public school and graduated from John Oliver High School. After two years at Langara ...

Janet Fraser

Janet Fraser: Green Party of Vancouver

As a parent with three children in Vancouver’s public schools — one in elementary and two in secondary schools — and ten years of experience with PACs, first as the PAC ...

Gwen Giesbrecht

Gwen Giesbrecht: Public Education Project

Gwen Giesbrecht is a parent, owns a small business and is an active advocate for public education and strong communities. She is a long-term resident of Grandview-Woodland....

Mike Lombardi

Mike Lombardi: Vision Vancouver

Mike Lombardi is Vice Chairperson of the Vancouver Board of Education (VSB). He has served as a Vision Vancouver school trustee on the VSB since 2008. Mike is committed ...

Heidi Nagtegaal

Heidi Nagtegaal: COPE

Heidi Nagtegaal is passionate about addressing systemic issues of poverty and bringing anti-racism and anti-homophobia policies to Vancouver schools. As a Coalition of ...

Kombii Nanjalah

Kombii Nanjalah: COPE

Kombii Nanjalah has extensive experience as a union activist, youth advocacy worker, and community organizer. She has served for seven years as a shop steward with BCGEU ...

Penny Noble

Penny Noble: NPA

Penny Noble, a former teacher and a public-relations and marketing veteran, is running for the Vancouver School Board in the November municipal election. Prior to her PR...

Mischa Oak

Mischa Oak: Green Party of Vancouver

Mischa Oak is a current Vancouver teacher who knows our schools well. As an on-call teacher with the Vancouver School Board since 2008, he has taught in almost every school...

Cherie Payne

Cherie Payne: Vision Vancouver

Cherie Payne has a passion for public education that stems from watching her parents struggle to send her and her sister to Crofton House, university and graduate school on...

Christopher Richardson

Christopher Richardson: NPA

A fourth-generation Vancouverite, Christopher Richardson has spent his career advising not-for-profits in charitable gift planning and donor relations and assisting donors ...

Stacy Robertson

Stacy Robertson: NPA

A resident of Vancouver for the past 15 years, Stacy Robertson has been a fixture in East Vancouver’s Hastings Park community. He is seeking election to the Vancouver ...

Ilana Schecter

Ilana Schecter: COPE

Ilana Shecter is a student politician and environmental activist. As a prominent voice in UBC politics, Ilana brought environmental issues and the Divest UBC initiative to ...

sandy sharma

Sandy Sharma: NPA

A passionate advocate for Vancouver citizens, Sandy Sharma is seeking election as Vancouver School Board Trustee in the November municipal election. Sharma has been ...

Allan Wong

Allan Wong: Vision Vancouver

Allan is serving his fifth term as trustee since 1999 and is a former board vice-chair. He is a proud father of four: one in elementary, one in secondary, and two in ...

Sophia Woo

Sophia Woo: Vancouver First

Sophia Woo was elected to the Vancouver School board in 2011 and seeks a second term as trustee in November election. In her first term she is recognized and applauded ...

Rob Wynen

Rob Wynen: Vision Vancouver

Rob Wynen was elected to the Vancouver School Board in 2011. Rob is chair of the Vancouver School Boards Staff and Personnel Committee and Vice-Chair of the Building ...

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