Monday, January 16, 2017

Sally Watson is BC NDP Candidate for Cariboo-Chilcotin

Disclosure Note - Both Thompson Nicola RD Area 'E' Director Sally Watson and I sit on the Cariboo-Chilcotin Regional Hospital District Board

TNRD Area 'E' Director/BC NDP Candidate for
Cariboo-Chilcotin Sally Watson (Left) and guest speaker,
BC NDP MLA for Vancouver-Mt Pleasant
Melanie Mark (Right)
Yesterday afternoon, current Thompson Nicola Regional District Area 'E' (Bonaparte Plateau) Director Sally Watson was formally nominated as the BC NDP's candidate for Cariboo-Chilcotin.  Director Watson was first elected in the 2002 Local Government General Election for TNRD - Electoral Area 'E' and was re-elected in subsequent local elections in 2005, 2008, 2011 and 2014

At the same nomination meeting - current BC NDP MLA for Vancouver - Mt Pleasant Melanie Mark was a guest speaker for those in attendance who included Chief Russell Myers Ross of the Yunesit'in (Stone) Government, which is part of the Tsilhqot'in (Chilcotin) National Government structure.

Director Watson now goes up against 100 Mile resident Rita Giesbrecht who is running for the BC Green Party and current MLA/Minister of Rural Economic Development Donna Barnett who is running for the BC Liberal Party. MLA Barnett is seeking her 3rd consecutive term since her 1st election in 2009

As of this writing - I am not aware of others running in the Cariboo-Chilcotin provincial electoral district in this May's provincial election

British Columbians go to the polls on Tuesday, May 9th, 2017 to vote in the 41st BC General Election with the election period formally commencing in mid-April 2017

Finally - BC NDP Leader John Horgan is coming to Williams Lake on Saturday, January 21st.  No details of the purpose of his visit are available at this time


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