Akbal Mund is sounding like a man who may not run for re-election this fall.
Vernon’s first term mayor says he hasn’t made up his mind yet, but admits Victor Cumming is a quality candidate, and one that he could support.
“I’m happy (that he’s running) because that’s takes pressure off me making a forced decision to run because I feel there may not be somebody I want to run the city, so it helps in that way,” Mund told Beach Radio News and other media.
Cumming was second to Mund in the five person mayor’s race four years ago.
“You get that feeling about somebody who actually cares about the community and will want it to move forward. I got that feeling about Victor when I ran against him last time. He’s got his pulse in the community which is good,” adds Mund.
Mund says he will announce his plan in early September.
If he doesn’t seek a second term as mayor, Mund, a former owner of Wendy’s Restaurants in the Interior, he has said he would consider running for councillor.