Saturday, February 17, 2007

Okanagan-Shuswap, Blurton seeks liberal nomination

Okanagan-Shuswap, Blurton seeks liberal nomination

was brought to my attention:

Scott Blurton To Seek Liberal Nomination for Okanagan-Shuswap

(Enderby) – Scott Blurton announced today that he will seek the Liberal nomination in the federal riding of Okanagan-Shuswap.

"I would be honoured to stand as the Liberal candidate for the people of Okanagan-Shuswap and to serve their needs in our national government" said Blurton. "It would be a privilege to be a part of the Liberal Dream Team that will implement St├ęphane Dion’s three pillar vision. Economic prosperity, social justice, and of course, environmental sustainability will create a more equitable and sustainable Canada. " Blurton, a master’s student in political science at the University of Ottawa, was born in Salmon Arm and raised in Enderby, British Columbia. Completing undergraduate degrees in computer engineering and political science at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Blurton moved on to Ottawa to further pursue his studies and worked on St├ęphane Dion’s successful leadership campaign.

The riding of Okanagan-Shuswap has been held by conservative candidates since 1993. The riding has not been held by a Liberal since 1974, a situation Mr. Blurton hopes to rectify. "Winning in Okanagan-Shuswap will require rebuilding a relationship of trust between the people and their elected representatives. To accomplish this goal, we must reach out and earn their faith, one hand at a time."

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