Mayoral hopeful slowed by illness

Kim Ouellette’s campaign for mayor will not include public appearances or filling out questionnaires.

Kim Ouellette’s campaign for mayor will not include public appearances or filling out questionnaires.

Ouellette, who is running in her third campaign for mayor of Kelowna, announced Wednesday she is too ill to appear at all-candidates’ forums or complete questionnaires submitted to candidates.

She did not attend Wednesday’s lunch-hour Kelowna Chamber of Commerce mayoral all-candidates forum or the Capital News/CBC mayoral forum held at the Mary Irwin Theatre in the Rotary Centre For the Arts later that night.

While declining to reveal the exact nature of her illness, Ouellette said that if elected mayor Nov. 19, her illness would not interfere with her ability to fulfill her duties over the next three years.

“I am not pulling out of the race. My name will still be on the ballot,” she said. “But I have to look after my health.”

Ouellette said she still has her campaign website  up and running and her campaign Facebook page and there is contact information on both if any voters want to talk to her.

 

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