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Rathor to run for mayor

City councillor Surinderpal Rathor announces he will run for mayor alongside his wife, Charanjit. - Monica Lamb-Yorski photo
City councillor Surinderpal Rathor announces he will run for mayor alongside his wife, Charanjit.
— image credit: Monica Lamb-Yorski photo

After serving 21 years as a city councillor Surinderpal Rathor said he is running for mayor.

“We need a quality-proven leadership,” Rathor told supporters gathered at Herb Gardner Park Wednesday. “With my drive and experience and yours, as my fellow citizens’ supporting me, I am pretty positive I can deliver.”

Aside from his long political career, Rathor has volunteered in the community extensively since arriving in Williams Lake almost 40 years ago.

In 2012 he was awarded the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal and before that was the recipient of a B.C. Community Achievement Award in 2005, the Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Award in 2002, and the 125th Anniversary of the Confederation of Canada Medal in 1992.

“My better half Charanjit has given me the green light to run.”

Rathor wasn’t ready to talk about the issues facing city hall, but said he wanted to let people know he’s running for mayor before people left town for summer holidays.

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