|Bill Tieleman talks to Barinder Rasode in Surrey earlier this year|
Thursday, November 13, 2014
Why I support Barinder Rasode for Mayor in Surrey
“I have known Barinder Rasode for many years - and about her commitment to help all Surrey residents with challenging issues of crime, public transit and transportation, managing city expenditures wisely and making decisions openly.
So I am very pleased to endorse Barinder as the best choice for mayor of Surrey - to improve safety, transit and accountability to City Hall.”
Barinder has a background in the labour movement - I first met her when she worked for the Canadian Labour Congress - and takes a progressive approach to politics, something recognized when former Surrey Mayor Bob Bose endorsed her.
But Barinder is a "big tent" coalition person and has reached across some traditional divides to work on issues of common cause with people of different political persuasions. That can be particularly useful in city politics.
I am also impressed with the team of candidates Barinder has brought together in her One Surrey campaign - I hope they do well on Saturday November 15.