Three potential candidates have confirmed their intent to represent the BC Liberals in the North Peace riding, in the upcoming provincial election.
The Mayor of Chetwynd Evan Saugstad says he has filed his papers, as have Fort St. John city councillors Lori
Ackerman and Dan Davies.
North Peace has been without an official MLA for almost 4 weeks now. Former MLA Richard Neufeld resigned after being named to the senate in mid-January. His constituency duties have been temporarily covered by South Peace MLA Blair Lekstrom.
Councillor Ackerman says she feels she has what it takes to be the next MLA.[asset|aid=899|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=1f8431a9bccdaed69b4f5287ccc64106-Lori Ackerman 1_1_Pub.mp3]
Councillor Davies says one of his goals as North Peace MLA would be to keep the North Peace connected to the rest of the Province. [asset|aid=900|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=1f8431a9bccdaed69b4f5287ccc64106-Dan Davies 1_1_Pub.mp3]
There is no word yet on other potential candidates representing other parties.
The election will be held in May 2009.