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Coquitlam councillor seeks third term, vows to manage growth

Dennis Marsden is Coquitlam's chair of the Cultural Services Advisory Committee and council liaison on the Coquitlam Public Library board.
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Coquitlam Coun. Dennis Marsden seeks a third term at the council table.

A Coquitlam politician will look to defend his city council seat in the 2022 municipal election — set for Oct. 15.

Coun. Dennis Marsden announced to the Tri-City News he’ll seek another four-year term, promising to manage growth with more affordable housing and better infrastructure, as well as increased environmental measures and community safety.

"I love this city and am proud to call it my home for the past 40 years," Marsden said in a news release.

"I my first two terms, I set out to advance fiscal responsibility and neighbourhood safety and working with my colleagues achieved many successes, including the improved investment management, traffic control and most importantly the finalization of a Housing Affordability Strategy, Childcare Strategy and the first-ever Environmental Sustainability Strategy.

"We are beginning to see positive results in all these areas."

This year, Marsden is the chair of the Cultural Services Advisory Committee; he is also the council liaison on the Coquitlam Public Library board and the council representative on the Fraser Health Municipal Government Advisory Council.

In the 2018 election, Marsden placed sixth with 10,609 votes, while in 2014, he ranked fourth with 10,372 votes.

For more about Marsden’s re-election, you can visit his campaign website.

You can also email him at elect@dennismarsden.com, call 778-837-1820 or you can follow his posts on Twitter (@dennis_marsden) and Facebook (electdennismarsden).

Other council candidates who have declared their intention to run to the Tri-City News are Matt DjonlicAli TootianHarvey SuRob BottosBen CraigBenjamin Perry and incumbent Coun. Craig Hodge.

The Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce has scheduled a series of all-candidates debates for local 2022 civic elections.

Coquitlam mayor and council nominees will get the chance to speak to the issues that matter to them, and take questions from the public, at the Evergreen Cultural Centre on Sept. 22.

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