Abbotsford – To no one’s surprise ( who follow politics), Abbotsford South MLA Bruce Banman has announced he is seeking re-election. That’s the fixed sate for the next Provincial election.
In September 2023, Former BC United/Liberal Abbotsford South MLA Bruce Banman changed stripes, and left the BCUP for the Conservatives. (Banman is also a former Mayor of Abbotsford and has been vocal about the Lonzo homeless camp situation and the now dismantled camp off Clearbrook and Highway 1).
Banman was elected as MLA in 2020.
Abbotsford School Board Chair Korky Neufeld announced that he will run in the riding of Abbotsford West.
In the Conservative website announcement:
Korky is presently in his 15th year as an Abbotsford Board of Education Trustee. In that time, he also served several years as the Chair and Vice-Chair, working closely with the Superintendent (the lead educator) and the Secretary Treasurer (the operational leader). These positions have allowed Korky to learn what it takes to affect important educational change on a systemic level.
One of Korky’s roles over the years on the Abbotsford School Board has been to represent Abbotsford at the British Columbia School Trustee Association. This provincial association is made up of sixty boards from all over the province, with over 350 elected trustees as its members. Korky was elected for two terms by his peers to represent them as one of seven directors on this provincial board. This leadership experience widened his knowledge, facilitating the opportunity to see beyond his district’s level into the needs of diverse regions across the province. It also allowed him to further build into his skill-set for best representing unique and complex issues.