ABC Vancouver candidate Ken Sim has won the Vancouver 2022 mayoral race.
Incumbent Vancouver Mayor Kennedy Stewart conceded to Sim on Saturday (Oct. 15) night and Sim gave his victory speech shortly after.
"Vancouver has elected its first Chinese mayor," Sim announced to his supporters at the beginning of his victory speech.
"The history of the moment is not lost on me."
Sim and his party have promised to hire 100 officers, 100 mental health nurses and reinstate the police school liaison program. ABC says it will support a VPD graffiti abatement program and wants police officers on patrol to wear body cameras.
Sim’s party says it will also create a task force to address the dramatic rise in anti-Asian, anti-Semitic and anti-Indigenous hate crimes.
Vancouver's new mayor is also the co-founder of Rosemary Rocksalt Bagels and Nurse Next Door.
With files from Mike Howell.