NEWS RELEASE · 28th September 2012
BC Liberal Caucus
The BC Liberal Party has announced that Carol Leclerc has won the Party’s nomination in Skeena. After a close vote that took place throughout the day on Friday, September 28th, Carol Leclerc received the majority of votes from local BC Liberal members to become the Party’s candidate in Skeena.
“I’m very pleased with the results tonight, and will get to work right away reaching out to British Columbians here in the Skeena region,” said Leclerc. “I am humbled to have won, and want to thank Carol Fielding for a close but congenial nomination race.”
Leclerc, a former nine-year Terrace City Councillor, plans to focus her campaign on keeping B.C.’s economy on track, supporting local job growth and ensuring that the region’s environment is protected.
Norm Letnick, Agriculture Minister and MLA for Kelowna-Lake Country, was on hand to speak at the candidate selection meeting in Terrace Friday night, and was impressed with new candidate Carol Leclerc.
“Carol Leclerc will be a tremendous candidate for our party here in the Skeena region. She has the experience, leadership abilities and winning attitude that would make her a great MLA,” said Letnick.
Local BC Liberal members were invited to vote on their choice for candidate throughout the day on Friday. Voting locations were set up in Kitimat and Terrace.