Former B.C. Liberal deputy premier Rich Coleman will run for mayor of Langley Township

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      One of B.C.'s more famous politicians is attempting a political comeback.

      Today, Rich Coleman announced that he will run for mayor of Langley Township, where he and his wife Michele have lived for 38 years.

      He will be atop the ticket of a new party called Elevate Langley.

      “I love this community whether as a volunteer or in public service," Coleman said in a news release. "I think with my leadership and the Elevate Langley team we can raise the bar and build an even better community. I have grown up doing public service all my life. I have more to give and I want to give it to this community.”

      Coleman was deputy premier in the previous B.C. Liberal government headed by Christy Clark. After she resigned, he became interim leader.

      In more than two decades in provincial politics, Coleman held several cabinet portfolios, including solicitor general and minister of public safety, housing and social development, forests and range, and natural-gas development. 

      He came under fire from the NDP's David Eby when he was minister responsible for the B.C. Lottery Corporation. 

      Following a recent public inquiry into money laundering in B.C., Commissioner Austin Cullen said that he could find no evidence of any political corruption.

      The current mayor of Langley Township, Jack Froese, is a former Vancouver police officer. He is not planning on seeking reelection after serving for three terms as mayor. Coleman used to be an RCMP officer.