Delta Board of Education trustee Bruce Reid announced this week he will be seeking re-election in this year’s municipal election.
A news release notes he brings a wealth of educational experience to the role of trustee, first elected under the Kids Matter banner.
This time around, he will be running with fellow school board incumbent Nick Kanakos, who last week announced he is also seeking re-election.
“Serving the district as a trustee for the past eight years has been a privilege and also an opportunity to have a positive impact on education in Delta,” Reid said. “I will be joining Nick Kanakos, who is also running for re-election, and together we will continue to provide the highest standard of education for our parents and our students in the province.”
A former pastor and Salvation Army officer and administrator, Reid was also a secondary school counsellor and teacher in Richmond and Fort Nelson.
“My experience as a teacher and a counsellor has helped me understand the educational system from many perspectives and I have used this experience to guide the school district over the past eight years,” said Reid. “I choose to run as a trustee to help improve educational funding and the quality of education in the district. While we have seen funding improve in this province, we still have a way to go to see our funding equal to that of other provinces.”
Kanakos said Reid brings a wealth of knowledge to our school board meetings.
“He has a deep understanding of the education system, which is invaluable when making decisions regarding the futures of our children,” said Kanakos. “Together we have over 60 years of teaching experience in the classroom and we would be honored to continue to serve the students and parents of Delta.”
Having run as a New Democrat candidate for Delta South in the previous two provincial elections, Reid has been a resident of Delta for the past 13 years. He has seven grandchildren, three of which are students in the Delta School District. He also has a son teaching in Campbell River.
The municipal election is Oct. 15.