Former Vernon councillor makes run for seat

Shawn Lee will be on the ballot for city councillor Nov. 15.

Shawn Lee will run for a seat on Vernon council Nov. 15.

Shawn Lee will run for a seat on Vernon council Nov. 15.

A Vernon resident is trying to re-enter politics.

Shawn Lee will run for a city councillor’s position Nov. 15.

“I am confident that I bring the appropriate range of experience and skill to make a meaningful contribution to the efficient running of the city.,” said Lee, who was not re-elected in 2014 after one term.

“As a keen student and observer of the actions and decisions of the current council for the past three years, I believe that I can hit the ground running when endorsed by the voters in the fall. I am asking for renewed and expanded support from the voters of the City of Vernon.”

A dentist, Lee insists a well-run city will attract prosperity and growth to Greater Vernon.

“Other important issues are the continuing maintenance and renewal of our infrastructure and addressing the inequities inherited by our governance structure in Greater Vernon,” he said.

“I believe it is important for an elected official to not forget that they represent the interests of those who elected them and to remember that the public is often right when it comes to a controversial matter.”

Lee has been previously involved with Okanagan Regional Library and is currently president of the Arts Council of North Okanagan.

He has also been active with the Vernon and District Dental Association, the Thompson-Okanagan Dental Society and the College of Dental Surgeons of B.C.

“I am excited by the possibility of working with a new council and mayor,” said Lee.