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TC Votes 2022: Meet Brent Asmundson, Coquitlam city council candidate

He's one of 22 people eyeing a spot on city council in one of Metro Vancouver's fastest-growing communities.
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Coquitlam Coun. Brent Asmundson (left).

The Tri-City News sent questionnaires to each candidate in the 2022 civic election to learn more about who they are, why they are campaigning and what are the issues that matter most to them.

Candidates are being published to our website in alphabetical order.


Brent Asmundson (incumbent)

  • Age: 64
  • Years as a Coquitlam resident: 32
  • Occupation: City councillor, retired transit bus driver
  • Most recent civic/volunteer work? Incumbent, City of Coquitlam councillor.
  • Web: BrentAsmundson.ca
  • Email: Brentasmundson2022@gmail.com
  • Twitter/YouTube/LinkedIn: @Brent Asmundson

Why are you running for public office?

"I am seeking re–election to continue working for our community to support sustainable growth, helping create affordable housing and implementing sound environmental practices. I am committed to making sure your municipal tax dollars are spent wisely and provide great community facilities. With this in mind I am committed to cost effective infrastructure improvements while ensuring that the city is business friendly and focused on keeping neighbourhoods safe. We all have a voice in local government, and I am dedicated to making sure that your voices are heard."

What’s your No. 1 issue and why?

"I see housing as the No. 1 issue. As a member of council, we have implemented an Affordable Housing Strategy with incentives to tackle affordability with over 10,000 market rentals and over 2,000 below- and non-market rental units. These strategies are now under development. During my time on council, we have created Housing Choices, which promotes a variety of housing types across the community for a range of households. Seniors housing is a growing need in our community. We are leasing city land at 1200 Cartier at a nominal rate to have a 36-unit, three-storey, below- and non-market units, also an application at 1015 Austin Avenue for 155 independent living units and 12 below market units."