Saturday, March 17, 2007

local liberal back in the race: who will it be the student, farmer or councillor ...

Liberal Race Back To Three
March 16 107.5kiss fmn Vernon

Scott Blurton says he's happy to be back in the race.

24 hours after the Okanagan Shuswap Liberal Association declared the university student was ineligible to run for the nomination, he's now been allowed back in.

Blurton says a committee ruled he couldn't be held responsible for his nomination papers not getting to Vernon on time, due to a problem with the mail system.

He's from Enderby but is currently attending university in Ottawa.

He mailed his papers prior to the March 10 deadline but they didn't arrive until Tuesday.

It means Blurton, Buffy Baumbrogh and Jake Ootes will contend for nomination Saturday in Vernon and Salmon Arm.

Baumbrough is a Vernon city councillor while Ootes is a farmer in Celista.

250 party members are eligible to vote. (Pete McIntyre)