That has to change, said the 25-year-old, who announced Thursday she plans to run for council in the Oct. 15 civic election.

Langford, Harder said, needs new faces around the council table as the city grows and the demographic swings to younger residents.

“Now is the time to bring in new voices and perspectives,” she said. “I want to hear from Langford residents and work with them to make sure Langford is the kind of community we all want to live in.”

She and fellow council candidate Mary Wagner, 45, are being endorsed by Langford Now, a grassroots group that has been frustrated by the rapid development in the area, along with what they see as a lack of environmental balance and limited public consultation from Mayor Stew Young and other longtime councillors.

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