NPA Vancouver announces City Council and Park Board candidates for upcoming municipal election

July 31, 2018, Vancouver, B.C. – NPA Vancouver has announced the names of the City Council and Park Board candidates who will join Mayoral candidate Ken Sim on the NPA slate.

In addition to incumbents Melissa De Genova and Sarah Kirby-Yung, both of whom were previously announced as NPA candidates for City Council, the NPA candidates for City Council include Lisa Dominato (currently on School Board), Rebecca Bligh, Justin P. Goodrich, David Grewal, Colleen Hardwick, Kathy McGarrigle, and Francisco (Jojo) Quimpo.

On Park Board, NPA incumbents John Coupar and Casey Crawford will be joined by Tricia Barker, Pall Beesla, and Ann-Marie Copping. The NPA will announce its School Board candidates soon; with NPA incumbent School Trustee Fraser Ballantyne already announced as seeking re-election.

“I’m super excited about our NPA candidates and what each individual brings to our team,” said NPA Mayoral candidate Ken Sim. “We are thankful to the many great people who applied and these were not easy decisions. We really needed multiple opportunities and hours to meet with the candidates to determine the very best team we could bring together, who will work hard and are committed to improving the lives of the citizens of Vancouver. The team we introduce today are people who can lead change, build consensus, bridge differences, and with proven track records. Our NPA candidates come from a diverse range of backgrounds and skill sets, from different parts of the city, bringing a wide variety of perspectives and opinions to the table. This is a pivotal moment in time for the NPA. We are committed to representing the diversity of Vancouver and it starts with our candidate slate. We represent the new, revitalized NPA party, and we are here to listen, learn, and work for you, Vancouver.”

Short bios for each of the NPA candidates announced today, as well as those previously announced, are appended below along with links to photos of each candidate.

NPA City Councillor George Affleck announced earlier this year that he would not be seeking re-election in 2018. NPA City Councillor Elizabeth Ball has yet to decide what her future plans are.

Candidate bios and photos.

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