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Greg Kyllo carries Liberal banner in Shuswap
The ballot is starting to fill out for Shuswap voters.
Sicamous Coun. Greg Kyllo won the nomination Saturday to represent the B.C. Liberals in the May 14 provincial election.
“The past few months have brought great energy to the Shuswap riding,” said Kyllo.
“We had five strong candidates come forward here in Shuswap, and I’m very humbled to have won. Any one of the other four candidates would have been great as well.”
The other individuals seeking the Liberal nomination were Salmon Arm businessman Mel Arnold, former Salmon Arm mayor Marty Bootsma, former Spallumcheen mayor Will Hansma and Salmon Arm businessman Jordan Ross.
About 600 Liberal members voted Saturday and Kyllo won on the first ballot with 330 votes.
Kyllo has lived in Sicamous for 34 years and is the president of Twin Anchors Marine Group.
Retiring Liberal MLA George Abbott has thrown his support behind Kyllo.
“He is a well-known, respected member of the community, and he will provide great leadership in this area for years to come,” said Abbott.
The other names on the May ballot are NDP candidate Steve Gunner and Tom Birch, for the B.C. Conservatives.