Maxine Wilson

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Her Worship
Maxine Wilson
Councillor for Coquitlam
In office
Mayor of Coquitlam
In office
Preceded by Jon Kingsbury
Succeeded by Richard Stewart
Personal details
Born Maxine Bottemiller
Age: 62
Portland, Oregon
Nationality Canadian, American
Political party Non Partisan
Spouse(s) James G. Wilson
Children 2
Religion Christian

Maxine Wilson is the former mayor of Coquitlam, British Columbia.[1]

Born in 1946 in Portland, Oregon, Wilson grew up on a family farm. In 1959, Wilson moved to Canada with her parents and sister. The family settled in Dawson Creek, British Columbia, where her father bought a farm.

From 1969 to 1975, she worked as an elementary school teacher. She joined the first formal Parent Advisory Council (PAC) in Coquitlam, and in 1988 took part in the last Sullivan Royal Commission on Education. In the same year, Wilson founded the BC Confederation of Parent Advisory Councils and became a school trustee. Her position on the School District 43 School Board lasted ten years, four in which she chaired.

In 1998, she was elected to the Coquitlam City Council, and in 2005 won a close race for mayoralty against incumbent mayor Jon Kingsbury. She lost the 2008 race to Richard Stewart.[2]