The holiday season is over, and life is starting to get back to a normal routine with one small exception. In the City of Langley, there will be a by-election on Saturday, February 27th. Due to health reasons, Dave Hall had to step down from Council at the end of November. This triggered a by-election.
The by-election was called in mid-December. Not that it comes as a surprise, but I have decided to run in that by-election.
I ran in the 2014 election, and lost by 71 votes. There were six council positions available, I was seventh on the list. While I didn’t get on council, I believe that people really supported the three principles I put forward: building an accessible and safe community, investing in Downtown, and enhancing our parks system.
I still believe in building a better Langley where citizens of all ages are safe, healthy, and prosperous. If I get elected to council, I will focus on the following key priorities:
- Investing in a range of community safety projects that creates a Langley where everyone feels safe.
- Creating stronger relationships with the downtown business community in order to build a more prosperous local economy for everyone.
- Enhancing and improving the safety of the park system to ensure it meets the needs of citizens of all ages.
I’ve launched my election website at nathanpachal.com. You can find out more about the campaign on the site including how my three priorities can be applied to creating simple solutions for a better Langley.
Over the course of the next eight weeks, I will be posting about my campaign for a seat on Langley City Council as well as the normal topics that I post about on this blog.
Happy New Year!