Vernon councillor named interim Conservative leader

Scott Anderson is the interim leader of the B.C. Conservatives

  • Oct. 4, 2017 7:14 a.m.

A Vernon politician says he’s committed to city hall while also taking on provincial duties.

Coun. Scott Anderson has been appointed as the interim leader of the B.C. Conservative Party.

“I am deeply honoured to be entrusted with the role of interim leader of this great party,” said Anderson.

“But I want to assure my constituents in Vernon that my commitment to them as a city councillor will be in no way diminished. My role on city council will remain unchanged, my commitment to that role will remain unchanged, and I will continue to serve in any capacity the mayor deems appropriate.”

The term of interim leader will last until a new leader is elected by B.C. Conservative members in 2018.

“I accepted the role of interim leader with the assurance from the party that I will be able to run for leader if I choose to. I have not made that decision yet,” said Anderson.

Scott Anderson is a four-term board member of the B.C. Conservatives, having served on the executive board as a member at large since 2013. He is a business owner and has been serving as a city councillor in Vernon since 2014.

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