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Two incumbents on Coquitlam city council — one a longtime politician, the other a first-term elected official — announced this week they want to keep their jobs.  - TRI-CITY NEWS FILE PHOTO
Two incumbents on Coquitlam city council — one a longtime politician, the other a first-term elected official — announced this week they want to keep their jobs.
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Two incumbents on Coquitlam city council — one a longtime politician, the other a first-term elected official — announced this week they want to keep their jobs.

Coun. Mae Reid, a 21-year councillor and currently chair of the city’s land use committee, has filed her paperwork to run in next month’s civic race.

Reid, a real estate agent, is calling for increased growth on Burke Mountain and in the Austin Heights, Burquitlam and Maillardville neighbourhoods; lowering business taxes; establishment of a municipal auditor general; protecting Riverview Hospital lands; and more tourism events to make Coquitlam a destination. Visit www.votemaereid.ca for more information.

Coun. Selina Robinson also plans to run for re-election. In her press release, she cites a number of issues she has brought forward such as the use of cosmetic pesticides and the need for adaptable housing.

“One term on council has provided me with the opportunity to learn how to make things happen at city hall,” she said in her release. “I’d like the opportunity to take what I have learned over the past three years and bring more of what I hear from residents to council chambers.”

Visit www.selinarobinson.ca for more information.

PORT MOODY

One of three Port Moody elected officials seeking to keep his council seat announced yesterday he will run in November’s civic race.

Gerry Nuttall, a 38-year PoMo resident, retired businessman and two-term councillor, said he’s ready to face the city’s challenges over the next three years.

“I have the proven ability to work within council, bringing experience and leadership to the table,” he said in a news release. “Taxation, minimizing the impact of Evergreen Line construction on residents and Moody Centre re-development are some of the issues council will face.”

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