by Grant Scott - Story: 60913
Mar 20, 2011 / 11:29 am
Three candidates will bid for the right to replace Stockwell Day as the Conservative party nominee for the Okanagan-Coquihalla federal riding.
Initially, there were four announced candidates.
Penticton City Councillor, Dan Albas decided to take a run at federal politics as did Realtor Marshall Neufeld, West Kelowna businessman Rusty Ensign and Wine Country Chamber of Commerce President Jason Cox.
Unfortunately for Cox, his paperwork was filed late, and as a result, found out his name will be left off the ballot at Tuesday's nomination meetings.
Stockwell Day had announced he would not seek re-election on March 12, leaving little time for candidates to get their paperwork in order.
The March 22 nomination meetings will occur at two locations.
The first will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Merritt Civic Centre, 1950 Mamette Avenue in Merritt, and then from 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. in Penticton at the Ramada Inn & Suites, 1050 Eckhart Avenue West.
If you would like further information, call the Okanagan-Coquihalla Conservative Association volunteer office in Penticton at 250-493-6144.