A member of the Libertarian Party has announced his candidacy for Township Mayor.
In a Facebook post, Alex Joehl said he will challenge incumbent mayor Jack Froese for the position in the Oct. 20 municipal election.
“There are many amazing people already doing great work here in the Township, but I feel that there are some other ideas out there that will better serve the residents of this town,” Joehl wrote.
“We’re not trying to serve the majority of Langleyites, we need to serve ALL of them – while we are all unique, no one is special. Government has a track record of being patronizing to its public, even if it is more benevolent than malicious most of the time. But city hall should be here to support the residents, not dictate their lives.”
This is the first time Joehl is throwing his hat into a municipal race, after running in both federal and provincial elections in the past.
Most recently, Joehl ran for Langley East MLA in the 2017 provincial election under the Libertarian Party.
He also ran in two federal elections for the Libertarian Party of Canada for Surrey-North in 2008 and Fleetwood-Port Kells in 2011.
According to the Libertarian Party of Canada website, the party’s mission is to “reduce the responsibilities and expense of government. This, so that we may each manage our lives to mutually fulfill our needs by the free and voluntary exchange of our efforts and property for the value that best realizes our happiness.”
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