Thursday, July 5, 2012
MacAhonic to Run for the BC NDP
Chamber executive director intends to go up against Les in 2013
Staff/Voice file photo
he Voice learned first hand last month of Patti MacAhonic intentions to take on MLA John Les in the next provincial election.
We don't know if she's been vetted. We don't know if she'll be facing a nomination process. We don't know when she'll officially announce her candidacy. What we do know is of her intention to dethrone Chilliwack MLA John Les.
MacAhonic, who recently took over as executive director of the Chilliwack Chamber of Commerce, figures to be a top candidate she has upper level support in the business community for her campaign. She has much work to do in gaining voter trust, but can take some pointers from how MLA Gwen O'Mahony rose through the ranks.
FVRD Area B Director Dennis Adamson has high praise for MacAhonic.
"I admire anyone whom is willing to put their name forward for public office
it takes tremendous courage," he told the Voice in an e-mail
Adamson was optimistic about his plans to run in the next provincial election.
"I believe she would be a great asset to both the Party and the Community.
Wendy Bales is one of the most dedicated elected officials I have ever met
and I believe it will be beneficial to her Community and the Province if she
is chosen to serve the Public in a higher office."
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