January 07, 2013 - 4:23 PM
Greg Kyllo, a Sicamous councillor, is venturing into a new branch of government. On Jan. 5, Kyllo won the nomination to represent the B.C. Liberals in the Shuswap consituency.
Kyllo is replacing George Abbott, a long-time Shuswap MLA who was first elected in 1996, and was re-elected in 2001 and 2005. Since Abbott's August announcement to retire, five candidates have been vying for the position. Abbott believes Kyllo will be a strong representative for Shuswap.
“Greg is a top-notch candidate,” Abbott said. “He is a well-known, respected member of the community, and he will provide great leadership in this area for years to come.”
Kyllo has lived in Sicamous for 34 years and is the president and owner of Twin Anchors Marine Group.
“The past few months have brought great energy to the Shuswap riding,” Kyllo said. “I’m just pleased to be joining the strong list of candidates that have been coming forward to run on Premier Christy Clark’s team.”
Greg Kyllo is the latest candidate to join the renewed BC Liberal team.
“There is so much momentum in this party right now, it is really great to see,” Kyllo added. “We had five strong candidates come forward here in Shuswap, and I’m very humbled to have won. Any one of the other four candidates would have been great as well.”
In 1988 Greg married his high school sweetheart, Georgina, and together, they have raised four daughters. Greg took general studies at Okanagan College, and later began work with his stepfather, Knud Thomsen, owner of Twin Anchors Houseboat Vacations.
Today, Greg is the president and owner of Twin Anchors Marine Group, which he runs alongside his brother Todd.
In 2011, Greg was elected to Sicamous council and was appointed Deputy Mayor and Chair of the Finance Committee. Greg also serves on the Sicamous Economic Development Committee.
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