Mission – Paul Horn is the Mayor elect for Mission after a landslide by-election win to replace Pam Alexis. Last fall, Alexis left the Mayor’s Chair to run and become the local NDP MLA under Premier John Horgan.
The by-election was April 24, and as of April 27, the numbers were confirmed. The Swearing-In Ceremony will take place at a Special Council meeting on May 5 at 6pm – there will be no public audience due to the current COVID-19 restrictions but you are welcome to join the live webcast.
The term ends November 2022.
From his Facebook page – Paul Horn
I have received so many messages tonight of thanks and congratulations and it is really me who should be saying thank you. It will take me a bit of time to work through every message, but I promise that I will get back to every single one of you.I cannot tell you how much I am honoured to have had your votes. Whether you voted for me or not, you have my sincere promise that I will do everything in my power to make this community better and I will receive your calls whether you are upset with me or in agreement.This is a solemn duty and one that I take as my greatest honour. Whether you supported me or voted against me, you have my deepest love and respect.First thing on Monday morning, I will be on the phone with our city staff getting the ball rolling.I have reached out to a few of the other candidates, and I will be sure to do the same tomorrow for the rest. All of them have done your community service by putting their names forward.Mission, thank you once again.
Horn is back in the local political fold as his resume states:
Served on District of Mission council from 2005-2011
Leadership of Mission’s Stone Soup Initiative and Grapevine Food Sharing.
Operates The Mission Hot Seat, S’Up Mission? and multiple other community Facebook pages.
Coaches minor lacrosse and operates Adult Drop-In Lacrosse in Mission.
Former board member of Mission Historical Society, Southwest Mission Ratepayers and other community boards.
Trains Engaged Community Guides (ECGs), volunteers and human service workers throughout our community