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Mungall kicks off election campaign in Nelson

Nelson Daily Staff
By Nelson Daily Staff
April 5th, 2017

Candidates, it’s time to start your engines.

Nelson-Creston incumbent, Michelle Mungall is kicking off her re-election campaign with a barbecue at the opening of her Nelson Campaign Office this Friday (April 7) from 4-6 p.m. at 511 Front Street in Nelson.

The NDP candidate has served two terms as MLA for Nelson-Creston, boasting a record in Victoria of keeping Jumbo wild, reducing poverty for more than 6000 children and speaking for the issues that matter to the Kootenays.

Mungall said she is eager to continue working to build a better BC with John Horgan as Premier.

“We need a new Premier – one who is interested is making life better for British Columbians, not just the millionaires who donate to Christy Clark’s campaign,” Mungall said in a media release Tuesday.

“NDP Leader John Horgan would make living in this province more affordable by eliminating MSP premiums, introducing $10/day childcare and investing in better homecare for seniors.”

Mungall added that the NDP will focus on creating good-paying jobs by building a 21st century energy sector that reduces carbon emissions, and will also reinvest in our forest and agricultural sectors.

Mungall won the Nelson/Creston riding in 2013 by whopping 50.68 percent of the popular vote — 7576 for Mungall compared to 4348 for Liberal candidate Greg Garbula and 3133 for Sjeng Derkx of the Green Party.

In the upcoming May 9 Provincial Election, Mungall is up against Kim Charlesworth of the Green Party, Tanya Wall of the Liberal Party and Independent candidates, Tom Prior and Jesse O’Leary.

Mungall will be on hand to discuss her party’s election platform as she kicks off her re-election campaign.

There will be a BBQ dinner served, including locally made sausages, ribs and salad.

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