B.C. ELECTION 2017: Eye on the Kelowna-Mission race for MLA
Adam Proskiw - Reporter
Liberal MLA Steve Thomson hopes to win his third term by beating NDP candidate Harwinder Sandhu and Green candidate Rainer Wilkins.
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May 09, 2017 - 6:30 PM
KELOWNA – The riding of Kelowna-Mission has voted Liberal every election since it was created and they'll be tough to beat again this year.
Two-term incumbent MLA Steve Thomson is up against a pair of first time politicians in NDP Harwinder Sandhu, a nurse from Vernon, and Rainer Wilkins, a small business owner who works in the wine industry.
Thomson was first elected MLA for Kelowna-Mission in 2009 and re-elected in 2013 when he received 56 per cent of total votes cast and spent more than the other three candidates combined.
In 2009 he received almost 54 per cent of total votes cast, spending $74,868. His runner up, B.C. NDP candidate Tisha Kalmanovic, spent $21,149 for 26 per cent of votes.
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