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Posted: March 6, 2017

Green candidate named for CR-R

The B.C. Green Party has announced the nomination of Samson Boyer as its candidate for the Columbia River-Revelstoke (CR-R) riding for the May 9 B.C. election.

Samson Boyer

Columbia Valley resident Boyer works in the hospitality and tourism industry and is a beekeeper.

“Having lived in this area for most of my life I am so proud to call the Kootenays home,” said Boyer. “There is such potential and every day I see what people are capable of achieving in this region. I want to help ensure that there is only more opportunity available. I would like to promote a diversified economy and continue to encourage innovation and technology in the pursuit of increasingly sustainable industry and opportunities for well-paying jobs throughout Columbia River-Revelstoke. I believe we need change. It’s with the B.C. Green Party that I see change is possible.”

“We are very fortunate to have Samson on the B.C. Greens team,” said Andrew Weaver, leader of the B.C. Green Party. “He is a young, dynamic individual with a stake in the future of his community, and knows that B.C. deserves far better than the status quo. His deep roots in the Kootenays and passion for engagement at the community level make him an exceptional candidate for Columbia River-Revelstoke. I am proud to welcome such an enthusiastic person like Samson with a strong, ambitious vision for the future of B.C. to our team.”

Boyer is the eldest of three and he has lived in the East Kootenay for most of his life. He took an interest in beekeeping as a young teen and has been pursuing it enthusiastically since. With work experience in the tourism and hospitality industry, including the Columbia Valley Chamber of Commerce, Boyer has pursued roles in leadership as a ski and snowboard instructor and lifeguard, a biography provided with a press release relates.

He is an avid reader and a bit of a news junkie. He has been studying piano for the past five-years and also enjoys gardening and travel. Politics and religious study have been at the forefront of his educational pursuits for quite sometime.

In fact, it was his interest in politics, as well as his interest in the issues of our region, that inspired Samson to volunteer in the campaign of Green Party candidate, Bill Green in last year’s federal election, his biography outlines.

Boyer will be running against current District of Invermere Mayor Gerry Taft (BC NDP) and Fairmont Hot Springs resident and College of the Rockies Invermere Campus manager Doug Clovechok (BC Liberals) in the May 9 election.


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