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Posted: March 29, 2017

Heavy hitters helped Clovechok open office

BC Liberal candidate for Columbia River-Revelstoke MLA Doug Clovechok was joined by a pair of Premier Christy Clark’s government cabinet ministers when he opened his Kimberley campaign office March 22.

Kootenay East MLA and Minister of Energy and Mines Bill Bennett and Shirley Bond, Minister of Jobs, Tourism and Skills Training and Minister Responsible for Labour joined Fairmont Hot Springs resident Clovechok in a ribbon cutting ceremony.

“Over the years people in Kimberley came to rely on me like I was their own MLA and I enjoyed helping,” Bennett said. “But a new MLA in Kootenay East will not have the time to spend outside his own riding. I cannot stress how strongly I feel that Kimberley needs Doug Clovechok as their own government MLA.”

Bond came to town from Prince George. “I wanted to be here and show my support for Doug because he didn’t quit after the last election and has been working hard over the past five years for the people of this riding,” she said, adding, “I know if the people of this riding choose him as their MLA, he will work even harder to help the region’s economy grow, so everyone can benefit from a good paying, family supporting job.”

Mayor Don McCormick

City of Kimberley Mayor Don McCormick was also on hand and expressed his support for Clovechok.

“Our community has grown considerably in the last 10 years and advocacy within government is needed to continue that growth. Minister Bennett has been a strong advocate for Kimberley, but his retiring means we need a strong MLA to keep that connection to Victoria. I believe Doug Clovechok has the right stuff to be that MLA,” he said.

Clovechok thanked volunteers and supporters for helping and attending the office opening.

“I’m working hard to earn their vote and the votes of the people across the riding because I want to help them build stronger communities from Kimberley to Revelstoke. I’m not a professional politician; I’m an ordinary person, an outdoorsman, educator and family man who wants to put my lifetime of diverse experience to work for families of this riding,” he stated.

Lead image: Minister of Energy and Mines Bill Bennett, Doug Clovechok and Shirley Bond, Minister of Jobs, Tourism and Skills Training and Minister Responsible for Labour cut the ribbon at Clovechok’s Kimberley campaign office last week. Photo courtesy Nathan Hilton


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