(Jeremy Loveday)

Another long-time Victoria city councillor announced they wouldn’t be seeking re-election in next months local elections.

In a tweet Sunday, Jeremy Loveday confirmed he would not be seeking re-election as a city councillor or CRD Director.

Loveday served eight years (two terms) on Victoria council.

“I always planned on serving on council for two terms, but I strongly considered running again when it became clear there would be significant turnover on council,” Loveday said in a statement.

“I was honoured to be approached by many people who said they would value my continued contributions, however, I have decided that it is time for me to move on to new challenges and opportunities.”

The announcement comes after Mayor Lisa Helps, councillors Sharmarke Dubow, Charlayne Thornton-Joe, and Geoff Young said they would not be seeking re-election.

Councillors Marianne Alto and Stephen Andrew are running to be the city’s next Mayor. Ben Isitt and Sarah Potts have yet to declare their intentions.

“I am proud to have played a role in many important initiatives during my time on council. I helped create the CRD Housing First Initiative which is on track to build 2000 homes,” said Loveday.

“I am currently serving as Chair of the Capital Regional Housing Corporation as we develop the next major program to build and acquire affordable housing. I have supported the buildout of a city-wide cycling network and fare-free transit for youth, aligning our transportation priorities toward climate action and a more livable city,” Loveday said in his post.

“Thank you to the residents of Victoria for putting your trust in me.”

The next BC municipal elections will take place on October 15th.

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