By Gagandeep Ghuman
Published: Oct 10, 2014
A week, they rightly say, is a long time in politics.
Auli Parviainen has withdrawn her name from the mayoral race and will now run for councillor.
She confirmed the news through a text message and later sent a joint statement with Patricia Heintzman.
“My goals of good governance with measurable and accountable results and restoring meaningful public say in significant projects are values that Patricia and I share,” she said.
“With Patricia’s recent decision to run for mayor, my running for council removes the ‘either or’ and means an opportunity for
the recognition of what is best for Squamish to start today.”
Heintzman thanked Auli and said the latter had demonstrated courage and selflessness in coming to this shared decision.
“I respect her willingness to step up and I am pleased she has decided to run for council,” Heintzman said.
“She will bring a thoughtful and thought-provoking voice to the team of people running to represent the people of Squamish.”
There are 20 councillor candidates and three mayoral candidates. The mayoral candidates are Rob Kirkham, Patricia Heintzman, and Ron Bahm.
Incumbents Doug Race, Bryan Raiser, Susan Chapelle and Ted Prior are seeking a seat in the council.
Other council candidates are Brad Hodge, Eric Andersen, Chris Pettingill, Karen Elliott, Kevin Jewell, Glenne Campbell, Terrill Patterson, Paul Dosanjh, Phil Audet, Peter Kent, Rob Weys, Debra McBride, Scott Wengi, Stephen Fryer, and Jason Blackman-Wulff.