Mission’s only political slate announced its candidates in the upcoming municipal election this week in its flyer sent to local homes.
Led by incumbent Mayor Ted Adlem, the Citizens for Responsible Municipal Government (CRMG) team includes current councillors Dave Hensman and Larry Nundal, as well as Attila Davalovsky, Don Forsythe, Ronn Harris, and Bobby Brar.
Adlem has lived in Mission for more than 30 years and owns Pete’s Place Pizza. He served on the Mission Regional Chamber of Commerce Board before being elected as mayor in 2011.
Adlem announced he was seeking re-election in June and told The Record at the time, “Under my leadership, the fiscal situation in the district has never been better.”
Mission residents saw a zero, zero, and 1.5 per cent increase in property taxes in the past three years, and Adlem claims new development revenue was increased by $1.5 million since 2011.
Adlem believes Mission is now the most “business-friendly community in B.C.”
Adlem and his wife have five children.
Hensman has been a Mission resident for 16 years and ran for council for the first time in 2011. He is the owner of Big Sky Investment Corporation and the pastor of a church group called The Gathering, a branch of a non-profit organization called Nex Gen, which is led by Hensman.
Nundal has live in Mission for 35 years. He worked as the director of inspection services for the District of Mission before he reitred in 2005. He was first elected into office in 2011.
Nundal and his wife have two sons and three grandchildren.
Davalovski has lived in Mission for 36 years. He worked as manager for Mission Springs for seven years before joining Boston Pizza recently. He is a director with the Mission Regional Chamber of Commerce.
Davalovski and his wife have seven children and two grandchildren.
Forsythe has lived in Mission for 26 years. He has been in the real estate business for 25 years and is currently working with Canadian First Realty in Mission.
Harris served as a Mission councillor for one term in the late 1980s. He ran is own construction business in Mission.
Brar has lived in Mission since 1981. He served on the board of Mission Association for Community Living and is an advocate for universal access in Mission.
He and his wife have two sons.