PR client Joe Keithley is running for Mayor of Burnaby, B.C. for the Green Party and major newspapers Vancouver Sun, The Province, Burnaby Now, Georgia Straight, Vancouver Courier, and Metro picked up the news.
Demovictions top of mind for Joe Keithley, punk rocker and Burnaby mayoral contender
It’s the sixth attempt at getting elected to public office for the D.O.A. frontman.
B.C. punk rocker Joe Keithley first ran for office in 1996 — and then in 1997, 2001, 2016 and 2017.
He’s hoping to be “sixth time lucky” in the upcoming B.C. municipal elections, where he’s running for Mayor of Burnaby with the Green Party.
Burnaby’s current mayor, Derek Corrigan, has held the post for the past 16 years, but his total combined time as a city councilor and mayor totals 31 years. His party, the NDP-allied Burnaby Citizens Assembly, currently hold all seats on council.
D.O.A. punk legend Joe Keithley announces bid to become mayor in Burnaby
Local punk legend and longtime activist Joe Keithley is running for mayor in Burnaby, it was announced Monday.
Keithley was born and raised in the city and is best known as a part of influential punk band D.O.A.
On Monday, he announced plans to run for mayor as part of the Burnaby Civic Green Party.
“It is time for a fresh start in Burnaby,” said Keithley in a statement announcing his campaign.
The same article ran in The Province
Joe Keithley, a.k.a. Joey Shithead, announces that he’ll run for mayor of Burnaby
Burnaby mayor Derek Corrigan has trounced all of his opponents since he first ran for mayor in 2002.
His NDP-affiliated Burnaby Citizens Association has held all seats on council and school board since the 2008 election, making it the most powerful local political machine in B.C.
But that hasn’t dissuaded local punk musician Joe Keithley from putting his name forward as the next challenger to the BCA’s hegemony.
The man also known as Joey Shithead with D.O.A. says he’s going to run for mayor with a full slate of Green candidates “to restore long-lost democracy to our city hall”. Read the full article in the Georgia Straight
Keithley to take on Corrigan; Former punk rocker to run for mayor of Burnaby
Former punk rocker Joe Keithley will attempt to derail Burnaby Mayor Derek Corrigan’s attempt to win a sixth term in office.
The Burnaby Green Party announced Keithley would be its mayoral candidate in the Oct. 20 municipal election. Keithley ran for the Green Party in the 1996, 2001 and 2017 provincial elections. He finished third receiving 13.77 per cent of the vote in Burnaby-Lougheed last year.