AJ Cheema to Run for Township Council



TOWNSHIP OF LANGLEY, BC — August 23rd, 2022 — AJ Cheema will be running with Councillor and Mayoral candidate Eric Woodward and the Contract with Langley team in the upcoming October 15th, 2022, municipal election.

AJ has a deep understanding of governance and policy, working as a Special Assistant to the Minister of Public Service and Procurement for the federal government. Following his application for his Otter Trail Winery and Bistro, he made the decision to run for Council after experiencing the current permitting process for construction for new businesses in the Township of Langley.

"The current processes, policies and timelines for small to medium size business people trying to create economic growth in the Township is ineffective. It is time for new ideas on how to improve things to make it easier for people to work and live in the Township while promoting responsible growth," AJ said.

"I have seen how challenging it has been this last term to move good ideas forward. There is a real disconnect between the rate we are growing as a municipality and the ideas and vision on how to support that in a way that benefits the current residents and the thousands more that will be moving into Langley," he added.

"I’ve known AJ for a number of years. As a resident and business owner in the Township of Langely, I can’t tell you how happy I am that he is putting his name forward for Township Council. His experience will make him a great addition," said Ron Haan, Co-owner, Country Lumber.

Cheema also added that he can't wait to engage with the community about the team's Plan for Progress. The Contract With Langley's full Plan for Progress will be released in late September.

AJ and I can't wait to provide the next generation of leadership and ideas to help preserve our rural character as we grow while dealing with our infrastructure that fallen so far behind.

— Rob Rindt

AJ will be a great asset on Council representing all communities with a deep understanding of youth sports, inter-governmental relations, and small business that will be invaluable to getting things done.

— Eric Woodward
About AJ Cheema

AJ Cheema has firsthand experience in governance and policy as well as corporate development and Indigenous Relations.

He is invested in the Township and has laid down roots as a farmer and business owner in Salmon River, where he lives with his two young sons.

AJ is big believer and and proponent of youth sports, coaching his two boys in both soccer and hockey.

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About Contract With Langley

The Contract With Langley is a registered elector organization with Elections BC. It is endorsing 1 Mayoral candidate, 6 Council candidates and 3 school trustee candidates in the October 15th local locations.

Media contact for Contract With Langley is Eric Woodward,, 604.725.3810.