Your Mayoral & Council Candidates

Your Mayoral & Council Candidates

WALKER, DARRYL for White Rock Mayor

Council Candidates

Born in Nanaimo in November 1949 and spent early years in Richmond, Webster’s Corners, and, finally, Port Coquitlam. Graduated from Poco High in 1967. Father was a salesman and mother a homemaker.

Joined the BC Public Service in 1973 as a Health Care Worker at Riverview Hospital/Forensic Institute where I worked until retirement in 2014.

I became active with the BC Government and Service Employees Union in 1982 during Operation Solidarity and remained active until 2014. Represented Government Institution workers 1994 to 1999; became Provincial Vice President 1999 to 2008 and President 2008 to 2014 when I retired. Served on numerous bargaining committees and chaired many committees. Represented the union at the BC Federation of Labour and NUPGE.

Moved to White Rock in 1970 thanks to the WR Little Theatre, who sponsored our Theatre 100 production of Amor De Cosmos for the 1971 BC Centennial. This has been my home since then. Raised my family here as a single father. Both daughter and son graduated from Semiahmoo High and were involved in sports locally. Hobbies include theatre, gardening, coaching kids’ sports and politics.

Most recently volunteered for both the Economic Investment Committee and Environment Advisory Committee for White Rock.

Johanson, Erika for City Councillor

Council Candidates

I joined the White Rock community in 2007 from Silicon Valley. After years of dreadful commutes, I was attracted to the idea of living in a little city by the sea.

I have a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the University of Toronto. I worked as Program Coordinator for an educational television station in Toronto for five years. Looking for something more challenging, I took computer programming courses. Eventually, I ended up in Silicon Valley where the opportunities were endless, as were the summers.

After working for several large corporations, I landed a position with the City of San Francisco in their Business Taxes Department. I was working as part of a team on a major project to automate the business tax collection processes for the City. The goal was not only to understand the existing processes, but also to simplify and streamline these complex processes in such a way that both auditors and programmers could understand them. This project came in on time and on budget, a feat that I repeated throughout my career.

The City of White Rock faces some complex issues. I want to be a voice of reason in City Hall where all sides will be heard and the voice of the residents will be respected.

Kristjanson, Scott for City Councillor

Council Candidates

I am a proud member of the White Rock community who wants to stop the destruction of this town driven by greed, and give control back to residents. With the right council, working together with residents, local business owners, and responsible developers, White Rock can become the beautiful seaside community it was meant to be.

My experience:

  • A Computer Programmer and Project Manager with 35 years high tech experience.
  • Someone who knows how to work with people to accomplish great things.
  • Vice President of NoCasinoSurrey that fought to keep Casinos out of our community.
  • Founder of NoMoreHighRisesInWhiteRock, fighting excessive development since 2012.
  • UBC Grad in Computer Science with Electrical Engineering electives
  • a 2017 PhD Candidate at SFU in Computing Science with a 4.0 GPA
  • Graduate of Algonquin Wine and Food Pairing and Sommelier Program
  • Graduate of Rosewood Studios Fine Wood Working and Cabinet Making courses.
  • Studied theatre, singing, cooking, wine, art, woodworking and cabinet making.
  • Chess Player (Candidate-Master level), Cribbage Player, Euchre Player
  • Runner – 6 marathons, Scuba Diver, Sky Diver (Broke both feet!), Golfer, Skier.
  • Lover of the Arts, dabble in acting, singing, and painting
  • I have been on stage at the White Rock Playhouse
  • I am a proud father and have volunteered at White Rock Elementary
  • I have spoken at Council many times about safety, infrastructure
  • Council’s fiduciary duty to act in the best interest of residents

What I have seen at City Hall concerns me. The Mayor and City Councillors have ignored the people of this community when it comes to excessive development and increased density. The mayor once said that higher density is coming to White Rock whether residents “want it or not!”. The residents of White Rock do not want increased density at all costs. We need a safe well run city and a city council that listens to residents, and does what is right for this community!

City Hall needs to listen to the concerns of residents rather than focus on the needs of developers and their short term interests in profit. The Official Community Plan (the OCP) is not just a guideline to be ignored, it is required that good government stick to the OCP and change it only when supported by the community. Let’s ensure growth is done sustainably to maintain our city’s unique ambiance while providing excellent shops and services and Art Galleries and Theatres to draw in all the people from surrounding communities as customers and friends, without the need to over expand White Rock’s resident population.

Manning, Anthony for City Councillor

Council Candidates

White Rock’s character and community spirit drew me here and the very real threat of losing them is making me take a stand now.  The current council is taking White Rock down the wrong path.  Unilateral decisions override residents’ concerns. Closed-door meetings sow further discontent.  Haphazard construction threatens local business and pose a danger to residents.  Worries about water quality and capacity are dismissed.

A majority of White Rock residents retired here, but the current pace of development threatens to displace many of them.  Forcing seniors to move away from family, friends and their trusted medical providers is not right, yet that is a very real possibility with the North Bluff Road Study to be discussed next year.  Development is needed, but not at the expense of community.  I do not trust the current council to act in the best interests of those who expected to live out their golden years in White Rock.

I’ve worked in commercial aviation in a variety of management roles for over three decades in Canada and the United States.  I’ve earned a Bachelor’s in journalism and Master’s in military history.  White Rock is my home and, like all of you, don’t want to look for another.

Trevelyan, Christopher for City Councillor

Council Candidates

I was born in Montreal, but grew up in Vancouver before moving to White Rock as a teenager some 25 years ago. With the exception of a few years abroad, I’ve remained in White Rock ever since. I graduated from Earl Marriott Secondary and then received my BA in History and later a PDP teaching certificate from SFU.

I have been married for almost a decade to my ever patient wife Lea, and I am the proud father of two small children. We love living in White Rock, and feel blessed to be able to raise our young family here.

I am currently a teacher at Earl Marriott Secondary, where I have taught for 12 of my 14 year career. While at EMS, I served as Department Head of BASES (special education) before becoming a social studies, history, and soon economics teacher.

While at Earl Marriott, I served as the chair of the Staff Committee for 7 years. The committee represents the concerns of over 120 staff members to the administration on a wide variety of issues. In my most recent year, I received the support of 97% of my peers for yet another term.

In addition to teaching, I worked as a presenter and researcher for Indus Media Foundation. One result of this effort was the creation of the first permanent inclusive First World War Display in both the B.C. Parliament Building and Government House Victoria to feature allied Punjabi soldiers. I’ve also worked as a writer, editor, and researcher for several other employers, and collaborated with the Imperial War Museum, BBC, and LiveMint.

Prior to my teaching career, I worked for 4 years in agriculture and customs brokerage in Surrey BC.

I served as Vice-President of my last strata council in White Rock, and sat as a director on the South-Surrey/White Rock/Langley constituency association. I’ve also run several private organizations.

In 2003 I was awarded the Queen’s Golden Jubilee medal by the Lt.Gov. of BC in 2003 for volunteer work.

In my spare time, I probably tinker too much with old cars, and take part in the occasional winter rally.
In the warmer months, I enjoy camping, the outdoors, gardening, and road trips with my family.