(City of Langford)

In a media release Thursday, Stew Young confirmed he would seek re-election for mayor of Langford in the upcoming municipal election this October.

Young will run along with a team of experienced community leaders under the banner Community First Langford.

Young was first elected Mayor of Langford in December 1993, meaning this could be his 31st year in office if elected.

“I’m so proud of our community and how far we have come. It is a testament to the hard work we have put in, through the good times and the tough times, such as the pandemic, that Langford continues to grow and prosper,” Young said.

“It is thanks to our dedicated city staff, community members who devote their free time to committees, the businesses, investors and other committed stakeholders working together that Langford is the best community in this province.” 

Young’s platform aims to keep taxes low, investment high and improve education, while improving liveability, developing multifaceted housing options and providing innovative climate action policies. 

“We know that the key to our continued success is creating opportunities in the community that will keep families together,” Young continues.

“Creating jobs right here in Langford for Langford residents, offering affordable and attainable housing, building on community services, amenities and recreation opportunities, supporting our police and fire officials in their work to keep us all safe and working to address a health care crisis in new and innovative ways are just some of the ways we are doing that.”

The next General Local Elections will take place on October 15th, and one mayor and six councillors will be elected for a four-year term.