A message from Chief Ian Campbell:
I put my name forward to be your mayoral candidate because I see an important opportunity to renew our party, and work together to solve the immense challenges facing our city.
I believe Vision Vancouver continues to be the home where thoughtful, progressive, and passionate voices come together, and it is those voices that need to be heard again - we have a legacy to build upon.
And today, I want to say I am honoured and privileged to be your candidate for mayor.
I also want to say thank you.
Thank you to our members and supporters who share a love for our great city and a commitment to our party.
Thank you to all of our incumbents, and especially to Mayor Gregor Robertson, whose passion and commitment to public service has left a legacy to be proud of - on greening our economy, reconciliation, sustainable transportation, a compassionate response to the opioid crisis, and so much more.
Ours is a record to be proud of. And we know there’s more to do.
Our job is to run a strong election campaign this fall, to ensure we don’t let Ken Sim and the NPA turn the clock back on all the progress we’ve made. We must grow the party, build our membership, raise funds and put forward a strong, progressive agenda for the city we love and the people who call this place home.
I’m here to do that.
But I won’t be doing this alone! We are building a strong, diverse, and passionate Vision team to engage with all Vancouverites in this October election. When I see the candidates seeking our party’s nomination for School Board, Park Board, and Council, I am proud of who we are and what we stand for.
We will work alongside all of Vancouver’s progressive voices to ensure that we can build on the important work we’ve done. Too much is at stake in October to do otherwise.
Vancouver is a great city. Vision is a great party. I am proud to stand as your candidate for mayor. And I look forward to working together on the issues that matter most to our city.