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TC Votes 2022: Meet Darin Nielsen, Port Coquitlam city council candidate

He's hoping to win one of six seats at PoCo city hall for the next four years.
Darin Nielsen is a council candidate for Port Coquitlam in the 2022 civic election.

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.

Darin Nielsen

  • Age: 57
  • Years as a Port Coquitlam resident: 35
  • Occupation: School District 43/CUPE 561 treasurer
  • Most recent civic/volunteer work? “Greener City” – planting trees and removing invasive weeds earlier in the year.
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  • Phone: 604-671-4580

Why are you running? 

"I live in this wonderful community I care about, and that I thought I could contribute, that I could make a difference. In past campaigns, I advocated for installing flashing beacons at crosswalks, traffic calming in school and park zones, extra recycling at Christmas, large item pickup; fenced tot lot, Adopt-A-Spot program, low taxes and more. My common-sense leadership with my strong voice on behalf of residents will ensure their concerns are addressed to get the job done. I want to contribute to make Port Coquitlam the best and safest city we are proud to call home."

What’s your No. 1 issue and why? 

"Community safety is top priority of Port Coquitlam that residents I have spoken with. The concerns include the completion of installing flashing beacons at crosswalks to prevent another death! The other single biggest neighbourhood concern I have been hearing from residents is speeding and reckless driving along residential side streets. The demand for speed humps to calm the neighbourhood is very high amongst residents. Another safety concern is school zones need to still be made safer with speed humps at each end of the zone, and for schools with playgrounds to be designated playground zones for added safety for children."