After months of missing council meetings, Telkwa Mayor Brad Layton has resigned.
In a press release this afternoon (January 13), the village of Telkwa cited only “health problems”.
Layton was first elected as a councilor in 2011 and served in that role until he was elected mayor in 2019. He remained in that position until January 2022.
In 2015, he threw his hat into federal politics as the Skeena-Bulkley Valley Liberal candidate after volunteering in two elections for the BC Liberals and serving one term as president of the BC Liberals. BC Liberal Riding Association in the Bulkley Valley.
In that election, Layton came in third with 18.7% of the vote behind Nathan Cullen of the NDP (51%) and Conservative Tyler Nesbitt (24.8%).
He also ran unsuccessfully for the board of Smithers in 2008.
Layton is also a Certified Forest Technician for Pro-Tech Forest Resources in Telkwa.
“Telkwa Village Council and staff thank Brad for his service to the Telkwa community for over a decade and wish him all the best for the future,” the statement read.