Manjit Sohi is seeking the BC Liberal nomination in the Abbotsford South riding

Langley City building inspector seeks provincial nod in Aldergrove-Abby

Manjit Sohi latest to declare hopes of dethroning Darryl Plecas as BC Liberal in Abbotsford South

Another person has entered the race for the BC Liberals’ nomination in the Abbotsford South riding – and this individual is familiar with Langley politics.

Manjit Sohi, who runs his own consulting firm, announced late last week that he hopes to run for the party in the next election.

Sohi has held management positions related to permits and inspections at the City of Abbotsford and District of West Vancouver.

He also worked as chief building inspector at the City of Langley, and served as president of the Building Officials’ Association of BC.

He has held positions with other building organizations, and has volunteered with the Abbotsford United Soccer Club. Sohi also helped found the Fraser River Crematorium Society, which runs the Fraser River Funeral Home. (Cremations are an important part of Sikh and Hindu funeral ceremonies.)

“Manjit’s core values and foundation lay in respect for the electorate and public, integrity in public service and a commitment to carry out his mandate,” stated a press release sent out.

A photo accompanying a press release shows Sohi standing with 70 supporters.

Sohi is the third person to publicly announce they are seeking the BC Liberals’ nod in the riding.

Residents living in Aldergrove south of the Trans Canada now reside in Abbotsford South riding, those north of the highway in Abbotsford West.

Markus Delves, the former president of the Abbotsford First slate, and Abbotsford Coun. Bruce Banman are also standing for the nomination.

The Abbotsford South riding is currently held by Darryl Plecas, who was booted from the BC Liberal Party after he accepted the NDP’ss request to be Speaker of the Legislature.

RELATED: Banman takes rare public route in Abbotsford South nomination contest

RELATED: AbbotsfordFirst pres leaves to seek BC Liberal nod

RELATED: Speaker surprise caps tumultuous five years in Abbotsford South politics

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

 

A photo submitted by Manjit Sohi in a press release announcing his intention to seek the BC Liberal nomination in Abbotsford South shows the local consultant flanked by more than 70 supporters.

Just Posted

Adopt-A-Thon seeks homes for Langley shelter cats

A local rescue organization is hosting its first big adoption event of 2020

WEATHER: Rain makes a comeback in weekend forecast for Langley

Periods of rain are expected to begin Friday evening

VIDEO: Tumbling for Christy Fraser

Event marks 27th year in Langley

Exploding enrolment prompts opening of second TWU campus in Richmond

Langley’s faith-based Trinity Western University opens a second campus in Richmond

Woman in Fraser Health region confirmed as sixth COVID-19 case in B.C.

Woman remains in isolation as Fraser Health officials investigate

Fashion Fridays: The 8 best quality online stores! Shop the ultimate sales

Kim XO, helps to keep you looking good on Fashion Fridays on the Black Press Media Network

Petition slams Victoria councillor who chastised police after Wetsuweten protest

Ben Isitt calls effort to get him suspended is not a ‘reliable barometer of public opinion’

B.C., Ottawa sign sweeping 30-year deal for northern caribou habitat

West Moberly, Saulteau co-manage new protection on two million acres

PHOTOS: 2020 BC Winter Games kick off in Fort St. John

More than 1,000 of B.C.’s best athletes will be competing over the next three days

Meet the Wet’suwet’en who want the Coastal GasLink pipeline

Supporters of the pipeline are upset only one side is being heard nationwide

‘Usain Bolt he was not’: B.C. gang police seize drugs, cash after foot chase

‘The man took off running when he saw our officers approaching,’ CFSEU BC says

Suspect at large after stealing seaplane before crashing into another in Vancouver

Police responded to the incident at 3:30 a.m. on Friday at Vancouver Harbour

Canadians released from coronavirus-ridden cruise ship in Japan fly home

Those who were cleared to travel are to be screened again at Canadian Forces Base Trenton

Trudeau promises update on blockades as Wet’suwet’en chiefs meet Mohawk supporters

B.C. hereditary chiefs are thanking the Mohawks for supporting them in opposition to Coastal GasLink

Most Read