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Convicted former mayor of PoCo to run again

Disgraced Port Coquitlam Mayor Scott Young will run for re-election next month – as a councillor.

Young was convicted of assault and breaching an undertaking not to contact his ex-girlfriend. Young was sentenced to a one-year conditional sentence, followed by probation for assaulting two people and breaching a recognizance order.

He stepped down from the mayoral chair for about a month, saying he had to address "alcohol problems."

Coun. Greg Moore, who has sought Young's resignation on numerous occasions, is seeking the mayor's job.

"I'm running for mayor because we need a change in leadership in the City of Port Coquitlam," Moore said. "We need someone strong who can rebuild our reputation."

Coun. Mike Bowen, a lifetime resident of Port Coquitlam and seven-year veteran on council, will challenge Moore for the city's top job.

"What I would like to do is make what is a very good community, an even better community," Bowen said. "I'm looking to enhance what we have already."

On Nov. 15, Port Coquitlam voters will elect a mayor, six councillors and two school trustees.b

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