Linda Larson replacing John Slater as B.C. Liberal Boundary-Similkameen candidate

The B.C. Liberals announced that Oliver councillor Linda Larson will be the party's Boundary-Similkameen candidate.

Linda Larson

Linda Larson

The B.C. Liberals have announced that Oliver, B.C. municipal councillor Linda Larson will be the party’s Boundary-Similkameen candidate in the May provincial election.

“I’m proud to be running for the B.C. Liberals under Premier Christy Clark,” Larson said in a news release. “The premier has shown tremendous resilience in the position and I know she is the right choice to continue leading British Columbia.”

Larson is currently the chair of Community Futures’ provincial board and previously served on B.C.’s Small Business Roundtable for six years (2005 to 2011).

“People in this community want a representative that will stand up for a strong economy and family supporting jobs,” added Larson. “B.C. must continue moving forward on a responsible economic path that keeps taxes low and spending under control.”

“I would be honoured to serve the people of Boundary-Similkameen,” she said.

Earlier in the week, Boundary-Similkameen MLA John Slater announced that he stepped down from the B.C. Liberal Party after it was announced the party would not endorse him for the upcoming provincial election.

He had filed his nomination papers back in September and will run as an independent.

Larson was mayor of Oliver, elected in 1997, 1999 and 2002, and will be formally nominated on Feb. 2 in Oliver.