Muncaster confirmed as Liberal candidate

Ian Jacques/Editor / Staff writer
January 27, 2013 01:00 AM

Gibsons Patrick Muncaster will be running for the Liberals in Powell River-Sunshine Coast in the May provincial election.

The field is starting to take shape locally for the provincial election in May.

Last Sunday (Jan. 20), the Powell River-Sunshine Coast Liberal Riding Association confirmed the nomination of Patrick Muncaster of Gibsons.

Muncaster joins incumbent NDP MLA Nicholas Simons as the two candidates so far for the riding. There has been no word yet on whether there will be a Green party or Conservative party candidate in the riding.

Muncaster has experience working for the federal government, including in a number of ministers' offices as well as in the federal public service. He also had a long private sector career in telecommunications and information technology.

"The people of Powell River - Sunshine Coast deserve a representative who will champion jobs and economic development in this region," Muncaster said. "That is what my campaign is going to be focused on."

Muncaster served as the president of the Liberal riding association before deciding to run for the nomination.

"I've had an inside view of the renewal that has taken place with the B.C. Liberals over the past two years, and I'm very optimistic about our direction," he added. "Premier Christy Clark has rejuvenated our party and given us focus on important issues like jobs and skills training."

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