Photo courtesy of Paul Horn.

Photo courtesy of Paul Horn.

Paul Horn first candidate to announce run at Mission’s open mayor seat

Horn is active in many community projects, and served as councillor from 2005 to 2011

The first candidate for Mission’s open mayor seat has thrown his hat in the ring.

Paul Horn, a former District of Mission councillor and well-known community member, announced his intention to run in the spring by-election on Wednesday evening (Nov. 18).

“I have a real passion for community and for Mission in particular. There’s a blurry line between my pastimes and my work because I simply enjoy connecting and doing what I can to make Mission better,” Horn said. “My family has lived here for five generations.

“I think I have a very strong sense of what makes Mission work.”

Horn served as a councillor from 2005 to 2011, and continues to work on community projects such as the Stone Soup Initiative, Grapevine Food Sharing and Mission Hot Seat.

He said he believes his experience, acumen, vision and relationship skills are the right tools to lead Mission. Making the decision to run wasn’t easy, Horn said, but he’s stepping forward because of the current challenges facing the district.

“I get a chance to work with some of the most dynamic people anywhere when I interact with local community leaders. That includes our current council, all of whom I consider respected friends and neighbours. I would be excited to work alongside of them.”

Managing the post-pandemic economy, navigating Mission’s land-use planning (particularly the Silverdale and the waterfront areas), ensuring more people can work closer to home and maintaining the environment are listed among Horn’s top priorities in a news release sent out on Wednesday.

Horn said his passion for social causes will continue if he’s elected mayor.

“We have a multi-year financial plan, a comprehensive land-use plan, and even a plan for our parks and trails, but our social and healthcare infrastructure hasn’t had a comprehensive plan for quite some time,” he said. “There is work being done on that right now, and I want to see it become a reality.”

No date has yet been marked for the by-election, Horn has not yet submitted his nomination papers – but said he intends to be the “first to the door.”

“Until then, I’ll be asking people in Mission to tell me what they are looking for and to stay tuned.”

To reach Horn call 604-897-0239 or PaulHornforMission@gmail.com.

Mission

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Emergency crews help an injured pedestrian who was struck by a vehicle this afternoon. / Patrick Penner Photo
Pedestrian struck close to Mission’s Windebank Elementary School

RCMP, firefighters and ambulance are on scene

Clay Helkenberg was all smiles after bringing up a gun and box of ammo from the bottom of Chilliwack Lake. (Instagram photo)
Chilliwack diver finds handgun and ammunition on the bottom of Chilliwack Lake

Clay Helkenberg has long had a gun on his want-to-find list, and finally checked it off

Cannabis plants visible under bright lights inside a large facility at Shxwha:y Village on July 6, 2018. The reserve was home to the licensed producer for Indigenous Bloom, which opened up a dispensary on the Kwaw-Kwaw-Apilt reserve. On April 12, 2021, Shxwha:y announced Health Canada approval for a licensed production facility at the village. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress file)
Chilliwack’s Shxwha:y First Nation approved for cannabis cultivation and processing facility

It will be the first majority-owned Indigenous on-reserve licensed facility in Western Canada

A man wears a protective face covering to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 as he walks past the emergency entrance of Vancouver General Hospital in Vancouver, B.C., Friday, April 9, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
COVID-19 spike in B.C. could overwhelm B.C. hospitals: modelling group

There are 397 people are in hospital due to the virus, surpassing a previous high of 374 seen in December

A deep cut on a humpback whale is shown in this recent handout photo in the Vancouver area. A conservation organization is warning boaters to be extra careful to prevent further harm to an injured humpback whale swimming in the Vancouver area. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO, Ocean Wise, Vanessa Prigollini *MANDATORY CREDIT*
Boaters urged to use caution around hurt humpback off Vancouver

Ocean Wise says watchers first noticed the wound 3 days ago and believe it was caused by a vessel strike

Ron Rauch and his wife Audrey are photographed at their home in Victoria, Friday, March 5, 2021. Their daughter Lisa Rauch died on Christmas Day 2019 when a tactical officer with the Victoria Police Department shot her in the back of the head with plastic bullets after barricading herself in a room that was on fire. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito
B.C. families push for changes as special committee examines provincial Police Act

Solicitor General Mike Farnworth acknowledged the need to update the legislation last year

Major-General Dany Fortin, left, looks on as Minister of Public Services and Procurement Anita Anand provides an update on the COVID-19 pandemic, in Ottawa, Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2020. The Public Health Agency of Canada has set aside up to $5 billion to pay for COVID-19 vaccines. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Canada negotiating contracts to secure COVID-19 booster shots for next year: Anand

Most of Canada’s current vaccine suppliers are already testing new versions against variants

Demonstrators at the legislature on April 14 called on the province to decriminalize drug possession and provide widespread access to regulated safe supply across B.C. (Jake Romphf/News Staff)
Rally calls for decriminalization, safe supply on 5th anniversary of overdose emergency declaration

From 2016 to the end of February, 7,072 British Columbians died due to overdose

Two women walk past ‘The Meeting’ sculptures in White Rock’s Miramar Plaza Wednesday afternoon. (Aaron Hinks photo)
New public art in White Rock faces criticism as the ‘two Michaels’ remain in China’s custody

‘I would encourage people to go out and enjoy it’ said Vancouver Biennale founder

(Government of Canada)
Liberal MP caught stark naked during House of Commons video conference

William Amos, in Quebec, appeared on the screens of his fellow members of Parliament completely naked

Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry updates B.C.’s COVID-19 situation at the B.C. legislature, Feb. 1, 2020. (B.C. government)
B.C.’s COVID-19 case count jumps to 1,168 Wednesday, nearly 400 in hospital

Now 120 coronavirus patients in intensive care, six more deaths

Most Read