Another Conservative candidate steps forth
Maria Dobi has stepped up as a second candidate for the nomination of the B.C. Conservative Party in the Kamloops-South Thompson riding.
Dobi ran for the party in the 2009 election, which saw her finish fourth behind incumbent MLA Kevin Krueger, NDP candidate Tom Friedman — who will also run again in the 2013 election in the riding — and Bev Markle of the Green Party.
Dobi received just more than 1,000 votes.
Following the election, she moved to the B.C. Heritage party and was elected its president in 2010.
In announcing her bid for the nomination, Dobi said she was doing it because she believes the Conservatives to be “the only party that has a vision, a vision for a healthy balance of small government, which is honest, accountable and transparent, and with providing each of us with an environment to live healthy and productive lives.”
The party’s regional director, Alan Forseth expects possibly two more people will seek the nomination, which will be decided in early February.
Former city councillor Peter Sharp has already declared his intention to seek the nomination.