Five candidates seek Liberal nomination in Shuswap riding

Kamloops Daily News
November 19, 2012 01:00 AM

Five candidates are vying for the B.C. Liberal nomination in Shuswap.

MLA George Abbott, who has held the riding since 1996, recently announced that he will not seek re-election in next May's provincial vote.

A candidate selection meeting is scheduled for Jan. 5, when the following candidates will face off:

* Mel Arnold: Operator of a marine and RV business in Salmon Arm, Arnold served on the B.C. Wildlife Federation for nine years and was twice elected president.

* Marty Bootsma: a former mayor of Salmon Arm, Bootsma also service on the city's council for a dozen years.

* Will Hansma: a former five-term mayor of Spallumcheen, Hansma owns an Armstrong newspaper.

* Greg Kyllo: A councillor with the District of Sicamous, Kyllo owns Twin Anchors Marine Group, a mid-sized company with 130 full-time staff.

* Jordan Ross: A businessman and former vice-president of the Shuswap Liberal Riding Association.

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