An influential labour group has recommended that incumbent mayors be dumped in New Westminster and Port Moody.
In its list of endorsements, the New Westminster and District Labour Council has recommended the challenger in New Westminster, Coun. Jonathan X. Cote, against mayor Wayne Wright.
Cote, an insurance adjuster, topped the polls in the 2011 vote for council and chairs the parks and recreation committee and cochairs the master transportation committee.
Wright, a businessman, has held office since winning the mayor's chair in 2002.
For council in New Westminster, the labour group has recommended incumbents Bill Harper, Jamie McEvoy, Lorrie Williams, and Chuck Puchmayr, as well as Patrick Johnstone and Mary Trentadue (a former City of North Vancouver councillor).
Meanwhile in Burnaby, the council has endorsed the entire Burnaby Citizens Association slate, which is headed by Mayor Derek Corrigan.
Read the full list of New Westminster and District Labour Council endorsements here.
The Vancouver and District Labour Council has recommended Vancouver mayor Gregor Robertson for reelection along with his Vision Vancouver colleagues.
The only Coalition of Progressive Electors candidate to get a nod is Anita Romaniuk, who is running for the Vancouver park board.
The VDLC has also endorsed Jane Bouey and Gwen Giesbrecht, who are running for school trustee with a new party called the Public Education Project.
OneCity council candidate RJ Aquino also received the VLDC's stamp of approval.