Mayoral candidate Kirk LaPointe welcomes diverse group of candidates to Council race
Thursday, July 24, 2014, Vancouver BC - Non-Partisan Association mayoral candidate Kirk LaPointe today unveiled four candidates seeking election to Vancouver City Council:
- Gregory Baker;
- Ken Low;
- Rob McDowell; and
- Suzanne Scott.
They join incumbent Council candidates George Affleck and Elizabeth Ball, current Park Board Commissioner Melissa De Genova and former Park Board Chair Ian Robertson on the NPA Council slate.
“I’m privileged the NPA can offer Vancouver voters candidates of the calibre of Greg, Ken, Rob, and Suzanne,” said LaPointe. “With their diverse backgrounds in business, academia, cultural communities and public service, Vancouverites will be ensured real representation at City Hall. We are lucky to have their talent and breadth of experience.”
Baker is an entrepreneur who founded computer firm PC Galore, among other businesses. Low, a retired civil engineer for the City of Vancouver, is the Co-Chair of the Canadian Alliance of Chinese Associations. McDowell is a former diplomat who served in China and has worked with the BC Centre for Disease Control setting up HIV/STI clinics in Vietnam. Scott has served as Executive Co-ordinator to the Dean of UBC’s Faculty of Education, worked with UNICEF-Bangladesh and fundraised for the Heart & Stroke Foundation of BC.
The candidates say they look forward to an issues-focused election under LaPointe’s leadership, with an emphasis on openness and accountability at City Hall.
Kirk LaPointe will introduce the candidates today at 12.30 p.m. at Yaletown Roundhouse Turntable Plaza, 181 Roundhouse Mews, Davie & Pacific, Vancouver. You are welcome to attend.
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