Vancouverites elected Ken Sim as mayor Saturday, defeating Kennedy Stewart. He will serve for the next four years, alongside 10 councillors.
Ken Sim defeats Kennedy Stewart to become Vancouver mayorVancouverites elected Ken Sim as mayor Saturday, defeating Kennedy Stewart. He will serve for the next four years, alongside 10 councillors.
- Oct 15, 2022
- Hana Mae Nassar
Vancouver Mayor-Elect Ken Sim speaks to supporters on Saturday October 15th, 2022. (CityNews Image)
Ken Sim has been elected the next mayor of Vancouver.
Sim, who lead the new ABC Vancouver slate, defeated 14 other candidates, including incumbent mayor Kennedy Stewart.
“The history of this moment isn’t lost on me, but the honour really goes to those whose shoulders I stand on.”“The path to get here was incredibly long — 135 years after the first Chinese head tax was paid just for the right to come here and work on building a railway, Vancouver has elected its first Chinese-Canadian mayor,” Sim said Saturday during his victory speech.
“You can’t lose if you never give up,” he added, highlighting the election four years ago and giving thanks to the candidates who stuck by him.
It was also a big night for Sim’s party. Early results show every single candidate ABC Vancouver ran was elected. The party has gained a majority on council, with preliminary figures showing all seven members of his slate, including incumbents Sarah Kirby-Yung, Lisa Dominato, and Rebecca Bligh, elected.