Surrey Mayor Doug McCallum will run in next year’s municipal election.

The 77-year-old is on his second go-round as mayor. He was first elected mayor back in 1996. His latest term has focused on transitioning the city from the RCMP to a civic police force and getting the SkyTrain extended out to Langley.

On Wednesday, Surrey Connect announced that Coun. Brenda Locke will run as the party’s candidate for mayor.

Locke said if she is elected, she will work to put the brakes on the plan to replace the RCMP.

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“Not only is this plan, or lack thereof, foolhardy, it is downright dangerous and it is already putting people at risk,” Locke said Wednesday.

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“Changing police departments in the middle of a deadly pandemic, a deadly drug crisis, and deadly gang wars is just irresponsible.”

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