Kelowna mayoral candidate adopts open for business theme

Colin Basran was elected to city council three years ago, and now he's seeking a four-year term as Kelowna's next mayor

  • Oct. 3, 2014 3:00 p.m.

Kelowna mayoral candidate Colin Basran was joined by his wife Leanne on Friday afternoon as he filed his campaign papers at City Hall.

Kelowna city councillor Colin Basran filed his campaign papers today at City Hall in his bid to win election as Kelowna’s next mayor in the Nov. 15 civic election.

“I want to keep Kelowna open for business and continue the momentum of the past three years,” said Basran. “We’ve had great success in the revitalization of our downtown, making timely decisions together as a city council to move Kelowna forward.”

Basran also spoke on his openness to new ideas and investments to create a connected community by advancing the arts, transit and new partnerships.

“My passion is to make Kelowna a vibrant city, attracting new talent, energy and optimism,” he said. “I’m ready to lead this city into four more years of economic, social and political progress.”

Basran was first elected to city council in 2011 and serves as a director for the Regional District of Central Okanagan board and as a member of the city airport advisorycommittee, Kelowna joint water committee, and the Uptown Rutland Business Association. Along with his civic duties, Basran works as a realtor with Royal LePage Kelowna.

Passionate about living in a vibrant urban centre, he makes his home in the Pandosy community with his wife Leanne and their two young children.

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