Candidates for the Office of Mayor

Mary-Ann Booth was elected Mayor in 2018, after serving two terms on Council from 2011 to 2018. She served as a school trustee with the West Vancouver Board of Education from 2005 to 2011, the last three years as Chair.

Before her public service, she practiced law for 12 years, including positions as a provincial crown prosecutor and in-house corporate counsel. A product of the region’s public-school system, she completed her Commerce and Law degrees at the University of British Columbia, where she subsequently taught business law in the Sauder School.

Mary-Ann and her husband have lived in West Vancouver for over 30 years, and raised their two daughters in beautiful Ambleside.

Mary-Ann is proud of West Vancouver's history and optimistic about its future. She envisions a more livable, vibrant and inclusive community. She loves her work as Mayor, and is running again to ensure that we keep moving forward, towards a bright future.

Born and raised on the North Shore and lived on the North Shore. I would like to see improvements to traffic issues, transportation, housing, climate change, sidewalk, roads, street lights, trees, seawall improvements, and other issues that West Vancouver may have to review.

This is an exciting time, and I wish the best of luck to all candidates!

West Vancouver has always been my home and I love it here. My life began in a small suite above my parents’ furniture store in Dundarave before moving to West Bay. I attended both West Bay and Hillside schools. When I was barely out of my teens, I was elected as a School Trustee, followed by Board Chair. I was later elected as a Councillor and, in 1990, was elected as Mayor of West Vancouver. I had the honour of serving in that position for six years before deciding to step out of public service to focus on my family and to build and grow my law practice in Ambleside.

I am offering a new way forward – one in which government is a place where we all belong and nobody gets left behind; an instrument of good. Rightly so, this new future will demand that we boldly set aside our partisan blinders and abandon our ideological entrenchments, for a house divided against itself cannot stand. As Mayor, I want to establish a Council that will speak not just to who we are, but to who we hope to be. I invite you to visit my website (www.marcuswong.ca) to learn more about me and my career background in the public and private sector, as well as the different organizations across Canada on whose boards I serve. But more importantly, I want to share with you my Blueprint for Hope as the next Mayor of West Vancouver. I seek the office of mayor not because of its glories, but because of its challenges – because of what must be done. So I ask you to join me, as we bring about change for today, so that we may have hope for tomorrow. Let’s do this together!