Vancouver’s Non-Partisan Association (NPA) has their man.
After a total of 1,960 ballots were cast, Ken Sim has been nominated as the NPA’s mayoral candidate for the upcoming municipal election, which will be held on October 20, 2018.
NPA President Gregory Baker announced the results of today’s voting, which took place at the Hellenic Centre, a little after 10 pm.
The final voting results were:
- Ken Sim: 977 Votes
- John Coupar: 602 votes
- Glen Chernen: 379 votes
Sim is the co-founder of Nurse Next Door and Rosemary Rocksalt.
With two local businesses under his belt, Sim said earlier this this year, that he believes future entrepreneurs should be encouraged and job creation supported.
“I am gravely concerned that countless Vancouverites have been forced to move to other cities for better opportunities,” said Sim during his nomination announcement in April. “This must change now.”
Sim said he’s also concerned about issues in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside.
“I’ve spent years supporting causes related to the Downtown Eastside and am disappointed with the lack of progress on issues related to mental health, addiction, and homelessness – despite the fact significant money has been spent,” said Sim. “I believe it is time we bring real change to help our vulnerable sisters and brothers living in this city.”
Born and raised in Vancouver, Sim still calls the city home, along with his wife Teena, and their four boys.
He graduated from the UBC Sauder School of Business and went on to become a CPA/CA. He’s worked at KPMG prior to working as an investment and merchant banker at CIBC World Markets in Vancouver, Toronto, and London, UK.
More to come…