Hope Mayor Peter Robb has officially announced he will not be running for re-election in the fall.
He made the announcement in the June 27 council meeting.
“I am not seeking re-election,” he said, adding that people have been asking him in the street about his intentions. “I guess I should make it public.”
He said that it “could be an interesting year for the election” and that anyone who is interested in running should attend the District of Hope’s orientation meeting being held closer to election time.
This municipal term has been a busy one in Hope, with the contentious decision of whether to save the Hope Station House taking up much of council’s time. And then last year required much of the council and mayor with nearby fires and the devastating atmospheric river event.
Robb did not say what led him to decide not to run again.
He received 1,293 votes in 2018, against runner-up and incumbent Wilfried Vicktor who received 523 votes, and candidate Cindy Young who gathered 154 votes.
Before becoming mayor, Robb served three previous terms on council (with a four-year break immediately prior).
The Standard is not aware of anyone who has said they intend on running for mayor.
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