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Rookie councillor to seek second term in Port Moody

Amy Lubik was first elected to Port Moody city council in 2018.
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Amy Lubik will run for a second term as a Port Moody councillor in the Oct. 15 civic elections.

A rookie Port Moody councillor wants to come back for more.

Amy Lubik, a health policy analyst at the Fraser Health Authority, is running for a second term after she was first elected in 2018.

In a news release, Lubik said she wants to continue her work advocating for affordable housing, reconciliation, environmental protection, inclusion and equity.

"It's very important to me that as we work, we lay the foundations of a healthy, inclusive city," she said.

Lubik said if she's re-elected, she will continue to focus her efforts on:

  • enhancing Port Moody’s climate action plan
  • expanding park space in the city
  • retrofitting family and multi-unit homes to lower their emissions of greenhouse gases
  • working with TransLink to provide more accessible transit.

Lubik joins Diana Dilworth as incumbent councillors seeking reelection in the Oct. 15 municipal vote, while council colleagues Meghan Lahti and Steve Milani vie for the mayor’s position that will be vacated by Rob Vagramov, who recently announced he won’t be seeking reelection.

Dilworth is hoping to achieve her seventh term on council after she was first elected in 1999.

Couns. Hunter Madsen and Zoe Royer have yet to formally announce their intentions.

Five other candidates are also running for council seats (in alphabetical order):

The official nomination period for candidates opens on Tuesday (Aug. 30) and runs until Friday, Sept. 9. The official campaign period begins on Saturday, Sept. 17.

As well, the Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce has scheduled a series of all-candidates debates for local 2022 civic elections.

Port Moody 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 Inlet Theatre on Sept. 28.