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City Councillor to Run for BC NDP in Kamloops-North Thompson

City Councillor to Run for BC NDP in Kamloops-North Thompson

September 29, 2020 at 12:08 pm  Kamloops, Politics

(Kamloops) City Councillor Sadie Hunter will be the BC NDP candidate for Kamloops-North Thompson in the October 24th provincial election.

“John Horgan and the BC NDP have shown tremendous leadership taking us through the pandemic, and that’s the kind of leadership that British Columbia will need for the next four years,” said Hunter. “We need to keep BC moving forward under a John Horgan government.

Hunter holds a Masters degree in environmental science with a focus on policy and planning, as well as undergraduate degrees in journalism and ecology – all from Thompson Rivers University and the University College of the Cariboo.

“Governments should provide services for people who need them, and we can’t afford to have those services cut back,” said Hunter.

“The BC NDP government has been very supportive of Kamloops – the new patient tower coming at Royal Inland Hospital and the investments at TRU were both long overdue,” said Hunter. “I’m eager to continue the work of delivering on what the people of Kamloops-North Thompson need.”

Hunter was acclaimed the party’s candidate.

Sadie Hunter moved to Kamloops from a small town in the Peace River region in 2001, along with her then three-year-old son with big ambitions to build a better life for her family. She subsequently completed a Bachelor of Journalism, Bachelor of Science in Environmental
Biology and a Master of Science in Environmental Science, with a focus on Policy & Planning –
all while living below the poverty line as a single parent.

Having lived in both urban and rural BC for extended periods of time, Sadie understands the complex challenges and needs of both types of community. Her experience will provide the insight and ability to effectively represent the interests of people across the entire Kamloops-
North Thompson region.

Sadie is passionate finding solutions through conversation and dialogue. Her academic background in both journalism and science and professional background in both the resource and not-for-profit sectors offers her a unique perspective and understanding of complex issues. She will bring this experience to the provincial conversation, with a focus on creating and advocating for inclusive and innovative policies and solutions—helping to keep BC move forward for everyone.

Currently a Kamloops City Councillor, and recently elected Union of BC Municipalities Director at Large, Sadie also owns her own communications and business development consulting business. She spends her downtime with her family exploring the beautiful backyard we all share in BC.

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