Letter: Kelowna West election not a ‘slam dunk’

Candidate Ben Stewart pens a letter

Westside-Kelowna MLA Ben Stewart fought off tears as he announced his decision to step aside in order to allow Premier Christy Clark to run for the riding in a byelection.

To the editor:

I enjoyed Alistair Waters’ analysis of the BC Liberal leadership debate last weekend in Kelowna – but I do have to take issue with his assessment that our party is treating the upcoming Kelowna West byelection as “a slam dunk.”

Quite the opposite! My team and I are taking no vote for granted–working hard on the doors, the phones, and online to get our message to Kelowna West residents and earn their support.

We’re putting in that hard work because so much is at stake. Kelowna West needs a strong, experienced MLA who can immediately start tackling our community priorities–as part of a BC Liberal team that will stand up for a healthy, prosperous, and sustainable Okanagan. I hope to have the honour of continuing to serve the communities and region I love.

Our campaign is wide open to anyone who shares our vision and wants to get involved.

That’s all for now – I have doors to knock on!

Ben Stewart,

BC Liberal Candidate, Kelowna West

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