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Bepple to seek seat on Kamloops council in October election

Nancy Bepple previously served on council. She cited housing, investing in livability, strengthening community and climate resilience as her campaign’s priorities
Nancy Bepple 2022 council candidate HORIZ
Former councillor Nancy Bepple is the first non-incumbent to announce a candidacy.

A former city councillor will be seeking a seat on council in the October civic election.

Standing in Kamloops Spirit Square on Tuesday (April 12) morning, Nancy Bepple announced her candidacy for a councillor seat. Bepple gave credit to the current mayor and council, acknowledging it has been a challenging time with many issues, adding now is the time for fresh ideas.

Bepple announced four priorities of her campaign: housing, investing in livability, strengthening community and climate resilience. The municipal election is scheduled for Oct. 15.

“I’m committed to Kamloops because I know it matters,” Bepple said. “Between now and October, I will continue to do what I’ve always done, which is to support others in the community, to help make Kamloops a better place to live.”

Bepple was first elected to city council in 2008 and was re-elected in 2011.She stepped down during her 2011 term due to health concerns. Bepple ran unsuccessfully as the NDP’s Kamloops-South Thompson candidate in the 2017 provincial election, at which time she was bested by BC Liberal MLA Todd Stone, who is the current Kamloops-South Thompson MLA.

Bepple has worked at Thompson Rivers University and writes an occasional column for the Armchair Mayor News, an online blog published by TNRD Area P director and former Kamloops Daily News editor Mel Rothenburger.

Bepple is the first non-incumbent to announce a candidacy.

So far, four people (Ray Dhaliwal, Dieter Dudy, Reid Hamer-Jackson and Arjun Singh) have announced plan to run for mayor after Mayor Ken Christian decided to not seek re-election.

Contact information

Website: nancybepple.com
Email: nancybepplekamloops@gmail.com
Twitter: @nancybepple
Phone: 250-319-2500
Facebook: facebook.com/NancyBeppleForCouncil