Well it's been a bit of a rush since the Party approved me as an MLA candidate on Sept. 28; I immediately began collecting the names of nominators by phone and in person and with Bob Bray's help we were able to submit 90 names to Elections BC (they require 75) on the morning of Oct. 2, the deadline day. It's with pleasure that I advise you, as you may have already heard, that Elections BC recognizes me as an MLA candidate for the October 24th vote.
For those of you who allowed me to add your name to my nomination papers, please accept my thanks.
Tonight (Oct 13) the Campbell River Chamber of Commerce is hosting an all-candidates debate but unfortunately due to Covid there will only be a 50-person audience but it will be live-streamed, recorded and posted for online viewing. More details below.
The Chamber of Commerce in Port McNeill is hosting a similar event on Wednesday evening (Oct 14) which I probably will participate in by phone. There also will be all-candidate events on Tuesday Oct. 20 on Cortes Island and Wednesday Oct 21 in Port Hardy.
So far my campaign has been doing well, with a mention of it last Saturday in the Times-Colonist (page A4) that noted I was Press Secretary for NDP Premier Dave Barrett from the election in 1972 until his defeat in 1975. I also had a photo in the Sept. 30 issue of the Mirror. because I had dropped in at their office on Monday the 28th just before their print deadline and they took a photo of me on the spot and inserted it in with articles already prepared for the Liberal and NDP candidates.
I feel comfortable running for the Conservative Party of B.C. now, with its good mix of policies on economic and social issues that were developed by members of the Party. I especially like the respect the Party shows to these thoughtful and independent-minded grassroots people.
After my two previous runs as first an Independent and then as leader of the small B.C. First Party, I now believe we have an opportunity to improve on the 1,675 Conservative votes Bob Bray earned in the 2013 general election. (There was no Conservative candidate in the 2017 election when Bob was the Campaign Manager for the Party's provincial campaign.)
Provincially the Conservatives are running 19 candidates now and they're supported by a media manager Alan Forseth. I look forward to sharing announcements from Party Leader Trevor Bolin.
So now we have an opportunity to make more gains in the North Island but to do so we will need your financial support too, to buy a few advertisements and some last-minute signs. If you are in a position to make a tax-deductible contribution you can do so using the link at the end of this message, or by delivering a cheque (payable to the Twigg Campaign) to the address shown.
Thank you in advance for your kind and generous support.