James Atebe

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James Atebe
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Mayor of Mission, British Columbia
In office
December 1, 2005 – December 1, 2011
Preceded by Abe Neufeld
Succeeded by Ted Adlem
Member of the Mission Council
In office
December 1, 1999 – December 1, 2005

James Atebe is past Mayor of Mission, British Columbia, Canada,[1] a municipality east of Vancouver in the British Columbia region known as the Fraser Valley. A native of Ekerenyo, a village in the North Mugirango Constituency of Kenya, he was first elected mayor in 2005, after serving as a member of the city council for six years. Atebe was easily re-elected in 2008 over Matt Johnson, his opponent, who received less than 20% of the vote[1] after almost being acclaimed as mayor of Mission.[2] However, in the 2011 municipal election, Atebe was defeated by opponent Ted Adlem, who captured 50% of the vote.[3]

Atebe was a roommate of Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper in Calgary.[4] In 2009, Canadian Immigrant magazine named James Atebe as "one of Canada's Top 25 immigrants" at the Citizenship and Immigration office in Vancouver.[5]

References

  1. ^ a b Wesangula, Daniel (November 22, 2008). "In the footsteps of Obama". Daily Nation. Retrieved 2010-03-07. 
  2. ^ Atebe wants to keep good thing going as city mayor. Abbotsford Times, October 28, 2008.
  3. ^ Matthew Robinson & Stephanie Law, Incumbent mayors ousted in Mission, Abbotsford. Vancouver Sun, November 21, 2011.
  4. ^ "Feds give cash for Fraser flood protection". Vancouver Sun. May 3, 2007. Retrieved 2010-03-07. 
  5. ^ Quite a humbling experience. Metro, May 26, 2009.


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