Crown prosecutor seeking B.C. Conservative nomination in South Peace

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Erica is a reporter for Moose FM and energeticcity.ca in Fort St. John, B.C. She grew up in Victoria, B.C. and received her Bachelor's Degree in Journalism from Concordia University in Montreal, Quebec.

Jackson grew up in Saskatchewan, and has been active in Conservative parties in that province and federally since 1968. With Lekstom not running, Jackson sees an opportunity to get involved in B.C.

"After Mr. Lekstrom announced he wasn't going to run, because he's very popular in this riding, I thought I would take a run at the nomination for the B.C. Conservative Party."

Mayor Mike Bernier has already announced he will be running for the Liberal nomination, but Jackson says the Conservative party better fits where he sees the future of the province.

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"I chose the B.C. Conservative Party because I think it's a better free-enterprise alternative to the current government we have," he says. "The current government seems to be rudderless; they're just stumbling from disaster to disaster and they can't seem to make their minds up, so I think there has to be an alternative to the NDP and the Liberals."

Jackson works as the Administrative Crown Counsel for Dawson Creek, and is a past Bencher for the B.C. Law Society. He believes his law experience will prove beneficial both in politics and governance.

"In politics because you're trained to argue, and I hope as a prosecutor you're trained to be fair and be able to take reasonable positions, but also in governance, because you're used to reading laws and trying to interpret what they mean."

His experience in the governance of large organizations like the Law Society will also be asset, and that he's not afraid to speak his mind. He points to when he was only one of the 11 out of on the Citizens' Assembly on Electoral Reform who voted against the single transferable vote system, and the only one to speak against it.

So far Jackson has only heard of one other person running got the Conservative nomination: former Tumbler Ridge RCMP Sergeant Kurt Peats. A date has not yet been set for the B.C. Conservative nomination meeting. Jackson's campaign launch party takes place tonight at the Super 8 in Dawson Creek at 7 p.m.
 

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