April 29, 2014 3:26 pm

Basran enters mayoral race in Kelowna

Blaine Gaffney/Global Okanagan

KELOWNA — Kelowna’s youngest city councilor, Colin Basran, 36, has officially announced he’s entering the mayoral race.

About 100  people showed up at Earls restaurant in downtown Kelowna to hear the announcement from the first candidate to officially step into the running.

The father of two says he’ll be focusing on catering to the needs of all demographics in the community.

“Keeping business taxes low, offering incentives for development downtown, there are various ways we can do that. Having a safe, healthy community with good amenities, but also being careful of where our tax dollars are being spent,” says Basran.

Candidates have until mid-October to declare their candidacy for the municipal election in November.

Kelowna councillor Gail Given has also expressed an interest in running for mayor.

And there’s growing speculation that former mayor Sharon Shepherd is also considering running again.




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