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Former Fernie Mayor to seek NDP nominationPosted: August 27, 2012

Randal Macnair, who served two-terms as Mayor of Fernie (2002-2008), has entered the NDP nomination race in Kootenay East.

“I am excited to grow support for the NDP in this region as we build toward the provincial election next May and bring about the changes we need in British Columbia. I look forward to working hard to ensure Kootenay East is part of that positive change,” said Macnair.

As Mayor of Fernie Randal served six years on the board of the Regional District of East Kootenay. He is currently serving his third term as councillor for the City of Fernie.

Macnair is also the owner and publisher at Oolichan Books, a press known for its poetry and fiction as well as its public policy publications.

Macnair emphasized his experience and spoke about the future, “Change is coming in British Columbia and the people of Kootenay East need strong representation in government come next spring.”

With his experience on the regional district board Macnair gained an excellent understanding of how the region can work together for the benefit of all. “When an area of the region succeeds we all benefit. When the region succeeds the province benefits, and vice versa. We are all parts of a greater whole.”

Macnair was first elected as a city councillor in 1999 and was part of the team that took Fernie from the brink of financial disaster to one of the most fiscally successful communities in the province. During his time as Mayor of Fernie, the city took full advantage of its tremendous growth and laid the foundation for Fernie’s future. Randal has been a big part of building a community that is heralded for its livability, attracts young families, and brings visitors from around the world.

“I have a track record as a leader who gets things done. I have the knowledge and experience to help our region use our natural advantages to build the diverse economy and thriving communities we need,” he said.

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