Don Jefcoat represented the Libertarians in Vernon-Monashee. (Morning Star file photo)

Jefcoat pleased with outcome

The cook came in fourth as the Libertarian candidate during the race for Vernon-Monashee Tuesday

Don Jefcoat has got a taste for politics.

The cook came in fourth as the Libertarian candidate during the race for Vernon-Monashee Tuesday.

“We did really good. We’re the new party on the block and we got 300 votes (votes are still being compiled) we didn’t have at the beginning of the campaign,” he said.

Jefcoat insists his message resonated with many voters.

“I think people enjoyed the fact that we campaigned on representing them,” he said.

And while the election is over, Jefcoat and his party are looking to the future.

“We aren’t going anywhere just because we didn’t do well tonight,” he said.

He plans to sit down with his campaign team in the next few days.

“We will create an electoral association and show people the Libertarian plan.”

Jefcoat isn’t surprised that Liberal candidate Eric Foster topped the polls locally.

“Vernon-Monashee is very conservative and it’s difficult to break that,” he said.

“People voted traditionally. We need to be visible over the next four years and show people there are options.”