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Lou Sekora

Louis Sekora (born November 4, 1931) is a Canadian politician.

Lou Sekora
Councillor of Coquitlam
In office
1972–1988
Mayor of Coquitlam
In office
1983–1997
Succeeded byJon Kingsbury
Member of the Canadian Parliament for Port Moody—Coquitlam
In office
1998–2000
Preceded bySharon Hayes
Succeeded byJames Moore
Councillor of Coquitlam
Assumed office
2005
Personal details
Born (1931-11-04) November 4, 1931 (age 87)
Hafford, Saskatchewan
NationalityCanadian
Political partyLiberal Party of Canada

Born in Hafford, Saskatchewan, Sekora served as mayor of Coquitlam, British Columbia, from 1983 to 1997. He was first elected to city council in 1972. A series of acting mayors replaced him, eventually followed by Jon Kingsbury who served from 1998 to 2005.

Sekora resigned to run in a 1998 by-election and was elected to the House of Commons of Canada as a candidate of the Liberal Party of Canada, representing the riding of Port Moody—Coquitlam.[1] In the 2000 general election, he lost his seat to Canadian Alliance candidate James Moore.[2]

Following his loss, he was appointed as a part-time Citizenship Judge by Prime Minister Jean Chrétien.

In 2005, he was elected back to the Coquitlam City Council as an independent.

In 2014, he ran for Mayor of Coquitlam again,[3] but was defeated by incumbent Richard Stewart.[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Liberals win federal by-election in B.C.". The Globe and Mail. March 31, 1998.
  2. ^ "Alliance steals seats from Liberals". The Globe and Mail. November 28, 2000. Retrieved 2017-12-08.
  3. ^ "Sekora runs for mayor of Coquitlam". Tri-City News. September 2, 2014. Retrieved 2017-12-08.
  4. ^ "No change in Tri-Cities as all three incumbent mayors keep their seats". National Post. November 16, 2014. Retrieved 2017-12-08.

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