Langley- When politics is in your blood, it really is hard to stay away.
Former Liberal MLA Peter Fassbender, a former Langley City Mayor, is seeking a return to the Council Chambers as Mayor.
Fassbender sat as Mayor in Langley City from 2005 to 2013. That’s when he made the move to provincial politics.
Fassbender was elected the Liberal MLA for Surrey-Fleetwood in 2013 and served as minister for education.
Fassbender lost the seat in the 2017 provincial election to the NDP’s Jagrup Brar.
He is no stranger to civic politics as he was a Langley school trustee in the late 1970s before moving to City council in 2002, followed by his stint as Mayor in 2005.
A call to fellow BC Liberal Chilliwack Hope MLA Laurie Throness by FVN caught Mr. Throness off guard. “This is the first I’ve heard of it”.
From his media release:
After the last provincial election, Peter has been approached by many individuals in Langley City and in the Region to provide his leadership, along with the Council of Langley City.
Part of his platform is to ensure that the City of Langley continues to be a strong voice in the region. “We are at a critical time in the Province and Region when it comes to issues of Transportation; Housing Supply and Affordability; Homelessness and the Opioid Crisis to name only a few” said Fassbender. “I strongly believe my previous years on Council, as well as my time in the Provincial Government have given me the tools I need to continue to contribute into the future” he added. Fassbender went on to say, “With the number of new Mayors and Councillors in Metro Vancouver, it will be important to have strong and visionary leadership at the many regional tables, including the Mayors Council for TransLink!”
“After serious discussions with my family and others, we have determined that I still have the energy and commitment to make a solid contribution in the next four years” he concluded.
Peter is looking forward to engaging with the people of Langley during this upcoming Municipal election and presenting his vision for the City of Langley.