TEJ Kainth has announced she’s running for City Council in New Westminster. Kainth made the announcement last Saturday surrounded by her friends, family members, colleagues, and supporters.
“I’m running because I love this city and I’m excited about all the opportunities ahead of us,” says Kainth. Kainth was born and raised in New Westminster and, with family roots in the city tracing back 101 years, she’s looking forward to what’s ahead for the city. “New West is built on a rich history, but there’s an exciting vibe with a lot of new people and businesses moving here, and I want to help keep the momentum going.”
As a councillor hopeful, Kainth, who is known as a passionate community builder, wants to spark conversations and projects around family support, smart growth, economic development, community engagement, transportation planning, and youth leadership.
Kainth is a tireless advocate for New Westminster and the driving force behind many initiatives in the city, including Quest New West, the Key to the City, NEXT New West and the NEXT Up Awards. Tourism New Westminster, where Kainth works as Executive Director, fully supports her run for Council.
“I’ve seen first-hand the dedication and commitment Tej has to everything she does,” says Kathy MacKerricher, President of Tourism New Westminster. “She is New Westminster’s biggest champion and works diligently developing the City’s profile, business connections, and sense of community. She’s a great listener and has her ear to the ground to find out what concerns, interests and needs people have. She’d be a great asset at City Hall.”
One of Kainth’s goals during her campaign is to spark an interest in more people to vote, many for the first time.
“Voting is one of the best ways to shape our city,” says Kainth. “I want to spark excitement, engagement, and conversations that help get people out to the polls. I want to Spark the Vote.”
To find out more about Tej Kainth, visit TejKainth.com.