Mayor Kennedy Stewart

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Biography

Kennedy Stewartwas elected the 40th Mayor of Vancouver on October 20, 2018, and is the City’s first independent Mayor in three decades. Born in Nova Scotia, he arrived in Vancouver with $100 in his pocket and worked odd jobs to pay his way through university, eventually earning a Ph.D. from the London School of Economics.

Mayor Stewart’s priority is to work every day on building partnerships to deliver the housing we need, tackle the overdose crisis, and invest in transit to build sustainable and walkable communities.

As a long-time renter in downtown Vancouver, where he lives with his wife Jeanette, Mayor Stewart is focused on rapidly building housing in every neighbourhood to keep our city welcoming and vibrant. He believes that by driving the cost of living low while keeping the quality of public services high, we can build a Vancouver that works for everyone.