New Democrats in the Columbia River Revelstoke constituency have chosen October 15 as the day they will meet in Golden to select their candidate to replace incumbent MLA Norm Macdonald for the next provincial election.
“We were very saddened to learn that Norm was not going to be our candidate in the next election as he has done such a great job as our MLA,” Bill MacFarlane, president of the Columbia River Revelstoke NDP Constituency Association, Bill MacFarlane. “But now, with Norm’s full support, we are excited to have a campaign to select a new candidate.” (Please click here to read our story about Norm Macdonald’s decision to return to education.)
So far two people have announced their intention to seek the nomination.
The first would-be candidate is Invermere Mayor Gerry Taft (click hee to read about his decision to seek the nomination). The second is Invermere Councillor Spring Hawes (click here to read about her).
MacFarlabe said two other individuals may seek the nomination.
“It will be an exciting race,” he said, “and we look forward to electing an NDP MLA in Columbia River Revelstoke that will be a part of an NDP government here in BC.”