List of mayors of Vancouver

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Mayor of Vancouver
Kennedy-Stewart-MP.jpg
Incumbent
Kennedy Stewart

since November 5, 2018
Style"His/Her Worship"
SeatVancouver City Hall
Term length
  • 4 years (2014–)
  • 3 year (1950–2014)
  • 1 year (1886–1950)
Inaugural holderMalcolm A. MacLean
Formation1886
SalaryCA$161,308 (2016)[1]
Websitewww.mayorofvancouver.ca

The mayor of the City of Vancouver is the official head and chief executive officer of Vancouver, British Columbia. The mayor is elected for a four-year term. The 40th and current mayor is Kennedy Stewart.

List[edit]

Malcolm A. MacLean (1842–1895) was the first Mayor of Vancouver.
L. D. Taylor (1857–1946) was the longest-serving mayor, with 11 years between 1910 and 1934, whose political career was ultimately ended when his administration was proven corrupt.
Gerry McGeer (1888–1947) broke Taylor's political ring and began several reforms.
# Mayor Term start Term end Terms   Party
1 Malcolm A. MacLean 1886 1887 2 Independent
2 David Oppenheimer 1888 1891 4 Independent
3 Frederick Cope 1892 1893 2 Independent
4 Robert A. Anderson 1894 1894 1 Independent
5 Henry Collins 1895 1896 2 Independent
6 William Templeton 1897 1897 1 Independent
7 James Garden 1898 1900 3 Independent
8 Thomas Townley 1901 1901 1 Independent
9 Thomas Neelands 1902 1903 2 Independent
10 William McGuigan 1904 1904 1 Independent
11 Frederick Buscombe 1905 1906 2 Independent
12 Alexander Bethune 1907 1908 2 Independent
13 Charles Douglas 1909 1909 1 Conservative
14 Louis D. Taylor 1910 1911 2 Liberal[2]
15 James Findlay 1912 1912 1 Conservative
16 Truman S. Baxter 1913 1914 2 Liberal
(14) Louis D. Taylor 1915 1915 12 Liberal
17 Malcolm P. McBeath 1915 1917 3 Liberal
18 Robert Gale 1918 1921 4 Conservative
19 Charles E. Tisdall 1922 1923 2 Conservative
20 William R. Owen 1924 1924 1 Conservative
(14) Louis D. Taylor 1925 1928 4 Liberal
21 William H. Malkin 1929 1930 2 Conservative
(14) Louis D. Taylor 1931 1934 4 Liberal
22 Gerry McGeer 1935 1936 2 Liberal
23 George C. Miller 1937 1938 2 Conservative
24 James L. Telford 1939 1940 2 Independent
25 Jonathan W. Cornett 1941 1946 6 NPA
(22) Gerry McGeer 1947 1947 12 NPA
26 Charles E. Jones 1947 1948 1 12 NPA
27 Charles E. Thompson 1949 1950 2 NPA
28 Frederick Hume 1951 1958 2 NPA
29 Albert T. Alsbury 1959 1962 1 NPA
30 William Rathie 1963 1966 1 NPA
31 Tom Campbell 1 1966 1972 3 Independent
32 Arthur Phillips 1972 1976 1 TEAM
33 Jack Volrich 1976 1980 1 TEAM
34 Mike Harcourt 1980 1986 3 Independent
35 Gordon Campbell 1986 1993 3 NPA
36 Philip Owen 1993 2002 3 NPA
37 Larry Campbell 2002 2005 1 COPE
38 Sam Sullivan 2005 2008 1 NPA
39 Gregor Robertson 2008 2018 3 Vision
40 Kennedy Stewart 2018 (incumbent) Independent

Notes[edit]

Died in office
1 Tom Campbell was elected as Independent, with the NPA's close support,[3] but later became a Social Credit Party supporter.

List of mayors who held higher office[edit]

Two former mayors, Mike Harcourt and Gordon Campbell, went on to become premier of British Columbia.

George Clark Miller, Sam Sullivan, Art Phillips and James Garden became members of the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia (MLAs) after being mayor.

Larry Campbell became a Canadian senator after being mayor.

Gregor Robertson, Charles Douglas, James Lyle Telford, Jonathan Webster Cornett and Charles Edward Tisdall were British Columbia MLAs prior to becoming mayor.

Jonathan Webster Cornett was reeve of South Vancouver before becoming Vancouver mayor.

Gerry McGeer was a BC MLA and provincial cabinet minister before becoming mayor of Vancouver and became a Canadian member of Parliament (MP) and senator after having been mayor.

Kennedy Stewart was a Canadian MP of the New Democratic Party before being elected.

References[edit]

  1. ^ City Council salaries and expenses
  2. ^ Robert A. J. McDonald, McDonald; Jean, Barman (January 1, 1986). Vancouver Past: Essays in Social History. UBC Press. p. 327.
  3. ^ VS Staff (April 2, 2012). "Former Vancouver mayor Tom 'Terrific' Campbell dies". The Vancouver Sun.