Colwood council race nets former councillor

Paul "Buddy" DeVito throws his hat into the ring again

Paul 'Buddy' DeVito and wife Gisele pose at Olympic View Golf Course before a recent charity tournament. Buddy announced he is running for Colwood council in the 2014 election.

A former councillor and mayoral candidate seeking change in the municipality has put his name into the ring for Colwood council.

Paul “Buddy” DeVito, who was on council from 1996 to 1999, when he lost the mayoral race to Beth Gibson, told the Gazette his decision followed calls from the community encouraging him to run again.

“Workers and developers and people from various walks of life are asking if I was going to run,” he said. “So I talked to my wife and she said, ‘let’s go for it.’”

DeVito, who in 2006 spoke in favour of a 29-storey condominium tower near Royal Roads University that was never ultimately built, claims he has no special agendas and no “pet groups” to be beholden to.

He plans to run a “modest campaign” and show up at all the all-candidates meetings he can.

Having won and lost before, DeVito is prepared for whatever might happen.

“Losing an election is a temporary disappointment. Winning one is a four-year commitment,” he said.

editor@goldstreamgazette.com

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