Basso gets nod as Boundary-Similkameen NDP candidate

The B.C. NDP has nominated Marji Basso as the party’s candidate in Boundary-Similkameen region for a possible fall provincial election.

Oliver teacher and town Councillor Marji Basso (left) is the B.C. NDP candidate for the Boundary-Similkameen region for the possible upcoming provincial election. She is pictured here with provincial NDP leader Adrian Dix.

The New Democrats (NDP) have nominated Marji Basso as the party’s candidate in Boundary-Similkameen region for a possible fall provincial election.

“Marji will be a strong voice for voters in Boundary Similkameen” said B.C. NDP leader Adrian Dix.

“Marji understands the challenges families in the Kootenays and across B.C. are facing and will stand up for them everyday.”

Basso has involved herself in many community issues during her years in Oliver and will no doubt work hard on the issues affecting the Boundary-Similkameen and Okanagan, including health care, forestry, agriculture and sustainable job creation.

She is a public school teacher in District 53 and has served as a town councillor in Oliver for two terms. She has lived in Oliver with her family for over 15 years.

If a provincial election is called in September, Marji will fulfill her term as councillor in Oliver.

“I’m thrilled that Marji will be part of our team in B.C. in the next election” concluded Dix.  “I’m looking forward to hitting the doorstep with her.”

Since May, the New Democrats have nominated 18 candidates in anticipation of a possible fall election campaign in British Columbia.