Surrey First officially names mayoral candidate

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As CKNW reported last night, Surrey First has nominated Linda Hepner as its candidate for mayor in this fall’s municipal election.

Hepner, a current city councillor, says complex crime issues top her agenda.

Politicians often make that promise in Surrey, but the city saw an all-time record of 25 murders last year.

“I think we have made some movements. I appreciate that we have identified more than 100 new public safety officers. Within that context, I think everybody deserves to feel safe in the community and that will be our intention and my commitment.”

Long-time Mayor Dianne Watts will still be available to advise the party she created.

Linda Hepner