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Vernon man throws hat into Westside-Kelowna ring

Korry Zepik of Vernon is one of 7 candidates running against Premier Christy Clark in the riding of Westside-Kelowna.
June 23, 2013 - 2:28 PM

One of the 7 candidates running against Premier Christy Clark in the Westside-Kelowna byelection is from Vernon.

Korry Zepik is one of 4 independent candidates viewing for former MLA Ben Stewart's seat.

"As a father and citizen I look upon this candidacy as an opportunity to serve all people especially the youth and future generations by hopefully bringing fact and reason to the debates," says Zepik in an email.

"During this campaign I want to talk about climate change and about crossing the point of no return into a world of escalating climate disaster that insurmountably feeds upon itself until we, ourselves are extinguished."

Zepnik ran as an independent in the spring General Election.

The others running to become the next MLA include New Democrat Carole Gordon, B.C. Conservative Sean Upshaw, Jag Bhandari with B.C. Vision and independent candidates John Marks, Silverado Brooks Socrates and Dayleen Van Ryswyk. 

Van Ryswyk was the NDP candidate in Kelowna-Mission who was asked to resign by leader Adrian Dix when her racially charged comments about aboriginal people were found online.

Voting day in July 10, but advanced polls are open everyday until then.

To contact the reporter for this story, email or call (250) 492-0331.

Westside-Kelowna electoral district.
Westside-Kelowna electoral district.
Image Credit: SOURCE/Elections BC

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