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First-term Coquitlam councillor Steve Kim to run again

Coun. Steve Kim told the Tri-City News he’ll have his name on the Oct. 15 ballot for re-election.
Coquitlam Coun. Steve Kim is seeking a second term.

A first-time city councillor in Coquitlam will vie for a second term.

Today (Aug. 29), Coun. Steve Kim told the Tri-City News he'll have his name on the Oct. 15, 2022, ballot for re-election.

"Four years ago, Coquitlam residents voted me in as a city councillor based upon my vision for our community, my balanced approach to decision making and collaborative leadership style," Kim said in a news release.

"Your trust in me was — and continues to be — the biggest honour and privilege of my life."

Kim, who previously ran as a BC Liberal candidate in the riding of Coquitlam–Maillardville against Selina Robinson, placed eighth in the 2018 election with 8,516 votes.

Over the past term, he said council has created policies for purpose–built rental housing, economic development, the environment and childcare.

It has also invested in parks and recreation, made strides toward reconciliation with Indigenous people and created Equity, Diversity and Inclusion strategies, he said.

"Over my first-term, I firmly believe our council has worked well together to make our city more livable and vibrant for all, while respecting our taxpayers' dollars," Kim said.

"But, we have more work to do together."

If re-elected, Kim vows to keep making Coquitlam a complete community by tackling housing affordability challenges, diversifying and growing local businesses, implementing effective tree management and energy efficiency policies, building and maintaining active transportation routes, and enhancing public safety.

For more about Kim and his platform, you can visit his campaign website.

You can also reach him directly by email,, or through his social media channels: FacebookTwitter and Instagram.

Other councillor candidates who have declared their intention to run to the Tri-City News are Matt DjonlicAli TootianHarvey SuRob BottosBen CraigBenjamin Perry, Robert Mazzarolo, and incumbents Coun. Craig Hodge and Coun. Dennis Marsden.

As well, 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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