It's time for the next generation to have a seat at our City Council.
Cities work best when their citizens are represented by a diverse group of elected officials, meaning a diversity of opinions, backgrounds, and perspectives. As someone born and raised in Victoria, I recognize that we need new ideas and fresh perspectives to tackle the challenges that face a 21st century city.
We need City Councillors looking towards the future. I am the candidate who will be living here half a century from now, dealing with the long term consequences of every decision City Council makes today.
I am not running to preach, I am running to represent you, and that means listening. This summer I will be knocking on doors and speaking with residents, business owners, community associations, and other stakeholders across the city.
This campaign is about breathing new life and energy into a council that has avoided tackling the serious issues in our city in favour of micromanaging city staff and endlessly debating the smallest of issues such as musical stairwells in parkades or writing letters to Vladimir Putin. It is about having someone who truly wants to represent Victorians in the most direct and democratic way possible. If you have a problem, I want to hear about it, and I want to help.
On October 20th we elect eight City Councillors. I can guarantee that no other candidate has the time, energy, and passionate dedication to work harder for you and our city than I do.
Let me represent you on Victoria City Council, and together we can both serve the present and build a prosperous future for our city for generations to come.
Andrew Reeve’s youthful energy, political know-how, and lifelong familiarity with Victoria will bring a valuable perspective to City Hall.
Andrew’s extensive resume of political advocacy, local volunteering, public service, and a rewarding career belies his millennial persona. Formerly the Director of Communications & Government Relations for the Trust for Sustainable Development, he now works in Communications at the BC Legislature. He is also the Chairman of Threshold Housing Society, a local organization that provides youth at risk of homelessness with transitional housing and life skills. Andrew previously served on the board of Amalgamation Yes and was a Senior Fellow at the Canadian Jewish Political Affairs Committee.
He ran for Victoria City Council in 2014.
Andrew Reeve holds a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Victoria where he studied Political Science and History. Aside from politics and the community, Andrew is an avid writer, fan of international soccer, movie-buff, and golfer.