BENNETT, PIMM AND RUSTAD SEEKING RE-ELECTION
August 22, 2012
Vancouver – The BC Liberal Party is continuing its candidate selection process by announcing that Bill Bennett, Pat Pimm and John Rustad are all seeking re-election. The three sitting MLAs will each have nomination meetings in their ridings over the next few weeks.
Bill Bennett, the MLA for Kootenay East, was first elected in 2001, earning re-election in 2005 and 2009. Bennett is looking forward to another campaign, this time under the leadership of Premier Christy Clark.
“I personally feel renewed under the leadership of the Premier and I am very much looking forward to helping Christy Clark prove the pundits wrong by beating the NDP next spring,” said Bennett.
Bennett is a vocal advocate for rural issues such as mining, energy, forestry, agriculture and land use. Bennett‘s nomination meeting will be on September 5th.
Pat Pimm is also back in the saddle for his first run at re-election, and will have his nomination meeting tonight in Fort St. John.
“Our government has helped the province achieve the country’s best full-time job growth rate over the past year. That is a record I am proud to run on,” said Pimm.
Pimm, the MLA for Peace River North, was first elected to the legislature in 2009. Pimm is focused on bringing jobs to the Peace region, as well as supporting local agriculture, the Guide Outfitters and the province’s natural gas industry.
MLA John Rustad, first elected in 2005, looks forward to continuing to work hard to represent the people in the riding of Nechako Lakes.
“The next election will be a choice between a government that manages the economy and supports job growth, and an NDP opposition who want to raise your taxes and drive businesses out of the province,” said Rustad.
Rustad recently chaired a report by the Special Committee on Timber Supply that offered 20 recommendations on how to increase mid-term timber supply in B.C.’s central interior. The Nechako Lakes riding nomination meeting will be on September 8th.
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