Ex-TV news anchor Steve Darling to run for PoCo city council


A former T.V. news anchor will take another shot at politics — this time, in the civic rink.

On Tuesday, Steve Darling told The Tri-City News he will seek a city council seat in Port Coquitlam for the Oct. 20 municipal election.

Steve Darling (Photo by Burnaby Now)

“I’m big on community and I think there’s a lot going on in Port Coquitlam to be involved with,” the 47-year-old PoCo resident said. “The downtown needs to be revitalized. That’s an area that needs a lot of attention.”

He also cited job building and affordable housing for his platform.

Last year, Darling lost his bid to become a BC Liberal MLA in the provincial riding of Burnaby-Lougheed, placing second to the NDP’s Katrina Chen with 36% of the vote.