May 28, 2014 - 1:26 PM
KAMLOOPS - With Coun. Nelly Dever officially announcing to run for council again, only one seat will be vacant heading into the 2014 civic elections.
The announcements began a few months ago but Dever waited until the final moment to announce her intention.
“I’ve had a fantastic first term,” Dever said Tuesday afternoon. “I was dealing with personal matters, but I will be seeking reelection this November.”
She said she was happy to see how many of her projects she has been able to follow through but she also has other projects in progress she'd like to complete as well.
“I really feel this is just the beginning, I have a lot more to give.”
Dever did feel a bit of pressure to make a decision as soon as possible because her fellow council members had already made their announcements but in the end she figured having all of council declare as early as possible also helps those considering running this year make their decisions.
She said much of her platform will remain the same this time around but plans to also add the focus of healthy community into the mix.
“I’ve been privy to how funding (is provided) and it shed light on a system with a lot of gaps,” she said, adding her platform will include all aspects of healthy living.
While Nancy Bepple originally planned on running for reelection her health led her to resign in March.
The election will take place on Nov. 15. One mayor, eight councillors and five school trustees will be elected to a four year term. Nominations will officially open Sept. 30.
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