ABC Vancouver candidate Ken Sim has won the Vancouver 2022 mayoral race.
Incumbent Vancouver Mayor Kennedy Stewart conceded to Sim on Saturday (Oct. 15) night and Sim gave his victory speech shortly after.
"Vancouver has elected its first Chinese mayor," Sim announced to his supporters at the beginning of his victory speech.
"The history of the moment is not lost on me."
A recent Vancouver Is Awesome poll found that the lion's share of Vancouverites want Ken Sim to be the next mayor. ABC Vancouver candidate Ken Sim received the majority of the poll's votes, with 47.93 per cent. Incumbent Vancouver Mayor Kennedy Stewart followed in second, with 16.68 per cent of the total votes.
Sim and his party have promised to hire 100 officers, 100 mental health nurses and reinstate the police school liaison program. ABC says it will support a VPD graffiti abatement program and wants police officers on patrol to wear body cameras.
Sim’s party says it will also create a task force to address the dramatic rise in anti-Asian, anti-Semitic and anti-Indigenous hate crimes.
Vancouver's new mayor is also the co-founder of Rosemary Rocksalt Bagels and Nurse Next Door.
This is a developing story and will be updated...
With files from Mike Howell.