NPA announces candidates for fall's municipal election in Vancouver

Jul 31 2018, 6:38 pm

NPA Vancouver has announced the names of the City Council and Park Board candidates who will join Mayoral candidate Ken Sim on the NPA slate.

In addition to incumbents Melissa De Genova and Sarah Kirby-Yung, both of whom were previously announced as NPA candidates for City Council, the NPA candidates for City Council include:

  • Lisa Dominato (currently on School Board)
  • Rebecca Bligh
  • Justin P. Goodrich
  • David Grewal
  • Colleen Hardwick
  • Kathy McGarrigle
  • Francisco (Jojo) Quimpo

Current NPA City Councillor George Affleck announced earlier this year that he would not be seeking re-election in 2018. NPA City Councillor Elizabeth Ball has yet to decide what her future plans are.

On Park Board, NPA incumbents John Coupar and Casey Crawford will be joined by Tricia Barker, Pall Beesla, and Ann-Marie Copping.

The NPA said it will announce its School Board candidates soon, with NPA incumbent School Trustee Fraser Ballantyne already announced as seeking re-election.

“I’m super excited about our NPA candidates and what each individual brings to our team,” said NPA Mayoral candidate Ken Sim. “We are thankful to the many great people who applied and these were not easy decisions. We really needed multiple opportunities and hours to meet with the candidates to determine the very best team we could bring together, who will work hard and are committed to improving the lives of the citizens of Vancouver.”

As a result, he added, “the team we introduce today are people who can lead change, build consensus, bridge differences, and with proven track records.”

Calling it a “pivotal moment in time” for the NPA, Sim said this election’s crop of NPA candidates “come from a diverse range of backgrounds and skill sets, from different parts of the city, bringing a wide variety of perspectives and opinions to the table.”

Vancouverites head to the polls on Saturday, October 20.

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