Former Kelowna Mayor Walter Gray endorses Liberal candidate

With the federal Liberal leadership debate tomorrow in Kelowna, plenty of politics in the region

Kelowna’s longest-serving mayor is endorsing Andrew Wilkinson for BC Liberal Leader.

On the eve of a BC Liberal leadership debate to be held in Kelowna on Saturday, Walter Gray is a longtime member of the BC Liberal and Social Credit parties and announced his endorsement today.

“Andrew Wilkinson has solid experience and an enviable track record in and out of government,” said Gray. “Andrew has lived all across the province and understands B.C.’s many regional issues, and most importantly that one size does not necessarily fit all. He understands business and has sweeping knowledge of what a BC Liberal government can do to get our province moving in the right direction.”

Gray was an owner/partner in radio stations at Salmon Arm, Revelstoke, Trail, Nelson and Creston. During his 50-year career in broadcasting, he built and operated three of Kelowna’s radio stations. He served as mayor of Kelowna from 1996 – 2005 and again from 2011 – 2014.

“As a leader within our free-enterprise coalition, Walter’s support shows that we’re on the right track and have the momentum to win this leadership race and the next election,” said Andrew.

Both Todd Stone and Mike De Jong are holding press conference’s in Kelowna today in advance of the leadership debate, which is open to the public Saturday morning at 10 a.m. at the Coast Capri Hotel.

To report a typo, email: edit@kelownacapnews.com.


@KelownaCapNews
newstips@kelownacapnews.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Just Posted

Community Leader Awards: Anja Dumas

The Kelowna Capital News puts the spotlight on community leaders with annual awards

Sagmoen neighbours recall alleged hammer attack

Woman was screaming outside Maple Ridge townhouse in 2013

Blowing snow, slippery sections on Okanagan Connector

Compact snow, poor visibility on Highway 97 from Pennask Summitt to Brenda Mines.

IH adds immunization clinic Sunday in Kelowna

Drop-in meningococcal vaccination clinic on today at Community Health & Services Centre

Fire crews investigating oil sheen on Penticton Creek

Fire crews are working to contain the oil from spreading

REPLAY: B.C. this week in video

In case you missed it, here’s a look at replay-worthy highlights from across the province this week

Family suspends search for missing Alberta couple, plane near Revelstoke

Due to bad weather, families of missing Albertan couple say they will resume in the spring

Fire crews investigating oil sheen on Penticton Creek

Fire crews are working to contain the oil from spreading

UBCO prof tests software to help cancer patients

Program may help those reluctant to engage ‘tough conversations’ in advance care planning

Broken de-icer delays flights at Kelowna airport

Passengers were on board for three hours Sunday waiting for departure to Vancouver

Canadian grocers make $3M per year from penny-rounding: UBC study

Ottawa announced plans in 2012 to phase out the copper coin

Well-known Canadian bird making a comeback

Once on the brink of extinction, the peregrine falcon no longer considered at risk in Canada.

Suzuki: Shine a light during dark times

People need to remain positive despite difficult and unpredictable political climate

Most Read