I am both humbled and honoured to have been elected mayor of Abbotsford. Thank you for placing your trust in me.
To all of you who came out to vote, including those who chose another candidate, I thank you for exercising your privilege. Your action helps keep our democracy alive.
I promise to be the kind of mayor I said I would be during my campaign and look forward to working with my council colleagues to move Abbotsford forward and take our rightful spot as the economic hub of the Fraser Valley, while remembering our vulnerable, marginalized citizens.
I have committed to transparent and open government and will follow through with that pledge as I work with council to rebuild the public trust.
We—elected officials—are here to serve the public, not to be its masters.
Again, thank you.