Sims announces three new board candidates for Surrey Forward – Surrey Now-Leader

Three other candidates have joined mayoral candidate Jinny Sims’ Surrey Forward list ahead of the October 15 municipal election.

Philip Aguirre, Jody Toor and Arsh Mander join candidates June Liu, Ramon Bandong and Theresa Pidcock.

“I am delighted to welcome Philip Aguirre, Jody Toor and Arsh Mander to the Surrey Forward team,” said Sims. “We’re adding expertise in small businesses, creating a healthy city and building strong communities.

“These three candidates are committed to a more open and transparent city, creating fairness for all Surrey residents and making Surrey more affordable for families.”

Aguirre owns and operates the Old Surrey restaurant and is also executive director of the Newton Business Improvement Association.

“Surrey small businesses are simply asking for fair and predictable taxes that reflect the high cost of doing business in Surrey,” Aguirre said. “Surrey Forward and Jinny Sims are the candidates who will ensure the city runs efficiently without a reduction in service.”

Toor is a complementary healthcare practitioner who runs her own practice in Cloverdale.

“The overall health of our community is an important issue in Surrey,” she said. “We can create a prosperous city that also protects the health of our citizens. It saves money and builds a better city for families.

Mander, meanwhile, expresses interest in the “economy in transition” and the development of well-paying jobs in Surrey.

“There’s no question the economy is changing,” Mander said. “But this change presents a tremendous opportunity for Surrey. We are connected to the world in ways other cities can only dream of. If we take advantage of this unique opportunity, we can enhance our economic strength and capacity.

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