Boxing trainer and promoter Dave Allison runs for Langley City Council

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Dave Allison is running for a seat on Langley City Council. Supplied

Dave Allison is running for a seat on Langley City Council.

Allison, a local boxing trainer and promoter runs Langley City Boxing Club with his son James and Mike Andreatta.

He also has organized the Clash at The Cascades Boxing series over the last nine years. He does this as a volunteer after retiring early due to medical issues related to a car accident endured as a youth.

Allison moved to Langley in 1976 from North Vancouver, He married and had three children and built a trucking business before retiring and moving to Langley City in 2001.

Since retiring Allison has devoted much of his time improving the sport of boxing. He has been responsible for about half of the amateur boxing matches that have taken place in BC over the past 20 years.

He was 1st VP of Boxing BC from 1996-2003 and has been President of The British Columbia Combative Sports Association since 2010 to date.

“I believe boxing is the best social program for youth, it promotes fitness, self confidence, respect for others and character.”

Running for council is not new for Allison, in the mid 1980’s Allison ran for township council twice.

In a mid ’80s by-election, Allison came second to Patrick Boyle out of eight candidates.

The following year Allison ran on a slate and was runner up from an elected position.

“I am not running against the current council, I believe Langley is a well run and very livable community and my goal is to maintain our standards. If elected, I will govern based on who lives here now and not on the basis of who may live here in the future. I am not against development, I believe we need to be careful on how we grow.”

“We live between two municipalities that have amazing growth potential and already have a combined population equal to the City of Vancouver. My priorities are going to be maintaining or improving day to day life for seniors and insuring growth does not displace them. I also want to see a solution to the issue of the growing homeless population in Langley.”

READ MORE: Langley Times municipal election coverage

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