Getting the job done for you!
Thank you for your support in electing me Mayor of Burnaby in 2018. As we continue work together I am asking for your continued support to strengthen our community for the benefit of all.
I hope all is well with you and your family as we face the challenges of Covid-19 together.
I look forward to hearing from you and working with you as we move forward.
I was born in Northern Ireland in 1958, and first came to Canada in 1975 with my rock band. Shortly after arriving I became a fire fighter in Burnaby in 1988, where I served our community for over 30 years. I started my career as a fire fighter first working my way up from driver to Captain and then retiring as Acting Assistant Chief. I also served as Vice President of the International Association of Fire Fighters and led our Professional Fire Fighters’ Burn Fund team in raising $15 million to build a facility that accommodates families and burn unit outpatients.
In 2018 I was elected Mayor of the City of Burnaby.
After meeting my wife in 1998 we started a family. Today we have three very active boys and a daughter currently studying at SFU. In her spare time she accompanies me a gigs. She’s my singing partner in the video (2018 campaign launch) below.
Video from 2018 mayoral campaign
Produced by Proximis Digital Inc.