First elected to Vancouver City Council in 2002, Raymond has worked tirelessly at City Hall to support new affordable housing and keep taxes low in Vancouver. Over the past six years, Raymond has served as the Chair of the City’s Services and Budget Committee, providing a steady hand to the City budget during the worst recession since the great depression.
His leadership helped ensure that vital programs like affordable housing, the environment, and public safety maintained strong funding despite facing record budget shortfalls. As Vancouver’s economic position strengthened, he ensured that all residents benefited from the City’s growth, overseeing record new investments in child care and grants to support mental health and addictions treatment.
As a City Councillor, Raymond’s vision is to create a Vancouver where new opportunities to learn, succeed and thrive are available to all. As a champion of communities, an expert in civic issues, and a fierce advocate for those policies that were forgotten and ignored by the previous NPA administration, he is working to ensure that this vision becomes a reality.
Nationally, Councillor Louie serves as the 1st Vice-President on the Board of Directors of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM), as well as Chair of the FCM Green Municipal Fund Council.
Raymond was born and raised in east Vancouver, where he lives with his wife Tonya and their three children.