Former B.C. cabinet minister Rich Coleman announces run for mayor of Langley

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LANGLEY, B.C. — Former provincial politician Rich Coleman has announced his bid to become the next mayor of Langley, B.C., this fall.

Coleman is hoping to lead the new Elevate Langley party into municipal politics after first being elected as a B.C. Liberal member of the legislature in 1996.

He held various cabinet roles, including solicitor general and minister of gaming and housing, before announcing his retirement two years ago.

Coleman says in a release that he has "more to give" to the community he represented provincially.

He was last in the public eye in May, when he was called for a second time to testify at an inquiry into money laundering via casinos in B.C. when he was gaming minister.

Elevate Langley says Coleman delivered on a long list of projects while representing the community provincially, including two expansions of the local hospital.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Aug. 26, 2022.

The Canadian Press