Founder of the punk rock group D.O.A., Joe Keithley (aka "Joey Shithead"), will attempt to derail Burnaby Mayor Derek Corrigan’s bid to win a sixth term in office.
The Burnaby Green Party announced Keithley would be its mayoral candidate in the Oct. 20 municipal election. Keithley ran for the Green Party in the 1996, 2001 and 2017 provincial elections. He finished third receiving 13.77 per cent of the vote in Burnaby-Lougheed last year.
Corrigan has been on Burnaby city council since 1987 and was first elected mayor in 2002. His Burnaby Citizens Association has held all the seats on council since 2008 and a majority on council since 1987.
“It is time for a fresh start in Burnaby. Corrigan and the BCA council have been pushing their same old agenda for the last 30 years. As your mayor I will take a common-sense approach and work for all of our citizens,” said Keithley, 61, in a press release.
The Burnaby Greens have pledged to run a full slate of council and board of education candidates. It has already announced previous candidates Rick McGowan, Valentine Wu and Carrie McLean will be part of the slate.
Read Vancouver Is Awesome's timeless 2009 Most Awesome interview with Joe Keithley HERE. He discusses growing up in Burnaby, and what he loves about his hometown, as well as Vancouver.