Anderson seeks Conservative seat

Vernon resident pursues party nomination for provincial election

A long-time Vernon resident who has tried to gain a seat in municipal politics is now throwing his hat in the provincial ring.

Scott Anderson is seeking the nomination as B.C. Conservative candidate for the Vernon-Monashee riding in anticipation of the May 2013 provincial election.

“I’ve lived here for a long time and I’m excited to have a chance to give back to the people of the area,” said Anderson.

Anderson is a business owner, freelance writer, and officer in the Canadian Forces Reserves.

He has served as a Reform Party campaign manager in two federal elections and as an assistant for a member of Parliament.

He ran for Vernon city council in the 2011 civic election and currently sits on the city’s advisory planning committee.

“I want to help bring citizen input, responsible spending, and lower taxes back to B.C.,” he said.

“The carbon tax, for example, is not helping the environment. It is simply taking money out of our pockets and using it to fund large corporations.”

The three main issues Anderson wants to advance are: input from the citizens of B.C., lower taxes, and less government intrusion in our lives.

“By all accounts the global economy is headed downhill, and I believe the B.C. Conservative Party has the right philosophy to position B.C. to ride out the storm and emerge stronger than ever.”

“Scott is someone with experience, integrity and drive,” said Jim Sutherland, regional director for the B.C. Conservatives.

“I have no doubt he will make a great nominee for Vernon-Monashee.”