Election 2014: Bob Long seeking sixth term on Langley Township council

Township of Langley: Long, Bob - council candidate: Longtime Aldergrove businessman running again.

  • Oct. 23, 2014 3:00 p.m.

Bob Long is seeking re-election to Langley Township council this November, once again as an Independent candidate.

“I still have a lot to offer the community and I look forward to serving the citizens of Langley on council where my voice and my vote can make a difference,” says Long.

During his terms on council, Long has been a member of almost every council committee, has served as president of the Lower Mainland Local Government Association and has represented British Columbia on the Federation of Canadian Municipalities National Board.

“I certainly feel that I have contributed in many positive ways at the council table. My hope for the next term is that council adopt a theme of working and winning together recognizing that Langley Township is the best place to live, work and play.”

According to Long, one of the main concerns facing Langley is transportation.

“Connecting our communities is a real challenge, so we must be diligent to continue to fight for improved public transit, and make our urban centres pedestrian friendly,” he says.

Long, a resident of Aldergrove, was president of the Langley Chamber of Commerce in 1997-98 and he was recognized as Business Person of the Year by the chamber in 2003. He and his wife Karen are active volunteers in Aldergrove. As a restaurateur and businessman, Long knows first hand the importance of teamwork.

“My campaign slogan is “Working together …we all win.”  I hope that the community will come together and elect a council that serves all of Langley’s needs.

“Our Township is known as a ‘community of communities’ with great diversity. This uniqueness that makes Langley such an wonderful place to live. It also provides challenges for municipal government … to balance growth and services.”

He has served five consecutive terms on council.

“The best tools a politician can use are his ears. Listening to the community can ensure that the right decision is made for the citizens that pay the taxes.” says Long.

More information about Long can be found on his website www.BobLong.ca. He welcomes questions at Bob@BobLong.ca.