Palmer, Donnelly to run for council

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Queensborough Residents Association president Gavin Palmer has stepped down to seek a seat at the New Westminster city council table.

It is the second time Palmer has run, having garnered 2,487 votes and finishing 12th in 2008 as part of the Voice New Westminster slate. In a news release, Palmer said many Queensborough residents have asked him to run because the community "desperately needs someone to represent the unique Queensborough community."

"We need to keep our city taxes reasonable and make sure our city is fiscally responsible, accountable, and prudent when it comes to looking after and spending your money," said Palmer.

Palmer has lived in Queensborough for 14 years, and is a food and beverage manager at the Starlight Casino.

Another failed candidate in 2008, Calvin Donnelly, has also announced his intention to run again. Donnelly lost his seat on council three years ago when he finished seventh with 3,621 votes, 498 less than Coun. Bob Osterman who nabbed the sixth and final spot. Donnelly first ran for council in 1980.

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