Yesterday, New Democrat legislator Michael Sather was close-lipped when asked if he was considering running to be Maple Ridge's mayor. But, according to local councillor Craig Speirs, Mr. Sather is, at the very least, planning on leaving provincial politics. In an interview with Public Eye, Mr. Speirs - the MLA's constituency association president - said, "I had a brief discussion with him the other day and he's not going to run in the next provincial election - I know that. But, as far as the rest of it goes, it's all speculation."
"The present mayor told me that that was going happen," Mr. Speirs continued - referring to Mr. Sather's mayoral ambitions. "But I don't believe it yet." That being said, "It would great. I think he would be a great mayor."