Campaign a humbling experience

As a candidate in the recent provincial election, I would like to say a sincere thank you to many people for their support

As a candidate in the recent provincial election, I would like to say a sincere thank you to many people for their support throughout the campaign.

More than 200 volunteers put in countless hours of work on my behalf, a truly humbling experience for a first-time politician.

To all those who knocked on doors, manned the phones, put up signs, baked cookies, planned events and donated funds, I can’t thank you enough.  I would also like to thank the other candidates — Dan Ashton, Doug Maxwell and Sean Upshaw — for a well-fought local campaign.  The five all-candidate forums were well organized and informative.

I learned a lot in this campaign, about my community, my province and myself.  I met hundreds of people who shared their concerns with me.  The job of an elected representative is not an easy one, and I respect all those who put their name forward at election time for the incredible commitment they make.

Finally, I’d like to thank the thousands of you who shared our vision for a better British Columbia.

I hope that the government will take our ideas and make this a better place for seniors and students, new immigrants and First Nations, farmers and business people — for all of us. Thank you.

Richard Cannings

 

Penticton