THE B.C. Green Party announced on Tuesday that Michele Ney and Duane Nickull are seeking the party’s nomination for the upcoming by-election in Nanaimo. Ney is a retired teacher with School District 68, and Nickull is a renewable energy consultant. This is Ney’s first campaign for political office. Nickull previously ran as a candidate for the B.C. Conservative Party in 2013.
“I am thrilled that party members in Nanaimo
have the opportunity to choose between two capable and passionate contestants who want to serve them as their candidate and MLA,” said B.C. Green Party Leader Andrew Weaver. “We are excited to offer our vision for British Columbia to the voters of Nanaimo and I am looking forward to campaigning with the successful candidate.”
A nomination meeting will be held in Nanaimo on Saturday, December 15 from 1:30-5 p.m. with a location to be confirmed. Party members in the riding of Nanaimo will be able to vote online and in-person at the nomination meeting. Weaver will be in attendance at the nomination meeting.