After weeks of hints and hypothesis, Liberal MLA Wealthy Coleman is not going to run for mayor of Surrey, one in all key supporters mentioned Tuesday.
“Wealthy shouldn’t be operating for mayor,” mentioned Jordan Bateman, one in all Coleman’s political organizers.
Coleman confronted fierce criticism within the aftermath of a blistering report on prison money-laundering in B.C. casinos, however Bateman mentioned that’s not the explanation Coleman is bailing out of the mayor’s race.
“Our polls had him up eight factors even after the report,” Bateman mentioned. “However his spouse and his grandkids need him round extra usually.”
Coleman, a former RCMP officer, served because the province’s solicitor basic throughout a part of the interval recognized within the report when cash laundering was occurring casinos. He mentioned he accepted criticism within the report, however insisted he was not comfortable on crime.
Coleman had been planning to run on a mayoral platform to crack down on gang exercise in Surrey.
Surrey’s present mayor, Linda Hepner, has introduced that she received’t be searching for re-election on Oct. 20
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