Greens join race

Gary Adams, a retired teacher, is the party's candidate in Kelowna-Lake Country

  • Apr. 21, 2013 8:00 p.m.

ALISTAIR WATERS

Black Press

The Green Party has named a candidate in the Kelowna-Lake Country riding.

Gary Adams, a retired teacher, said he decided to run because of concerns about climate change and the world that will be left for his grandchildren if steps are not taken to protect the environment.

Locally, he said, water quality is an issue, especially in Lake Country and agriculture issues also need to be addressed.

He said he plans to talk to farmers about their concerns as the campaign moves along.

In this campaign, Adams will challenge incumbent B.C. Liberal candidate Norm Letnick. B.C. Conservative Graeme James and the NDP’s Mike Nuyens round out the current slate of candidates who have announced they are running.

Adams, 61, is married to artist Louise Adams, has an adult daughter and a couple of grandchildren.

He said while he has never ran for elected office before, he has worked on political campaigns in the past and attributes his political values to his parents. He said his extended family has always been involved in politics.

“During my youth, my parents and friends influenced me to be involved in many school sports, church activities, scouting, and camping. All of these influences combined to lead me to where I am, willing and able to give back to society,” Adams says on his Green Party web page.

“Green politics seemed to be an appropriate choice. Democracy, ethical and effective government have long been a powerful and central theme of my thinking. I believe the Green Party has the most to offer in this province.”

 

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