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Retired firefighter joining council race

Andy Philpot.
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October 07, 2014 - 10:29 AM

KAMLOOPS - Andy Philpot is an avid volunteer who has worked with the Kamloops Fire Department and St. John Ambulance, and now he is looking to add city councillor to his repertoire.

This time around he says he is focusing on representing all areas of Kamloops and promoting public consultation. Sustainability, sport and culture are all big ticket items for Philpot along with support for the homeless, low income families and seniors.

“(KGHM Ajax Mining) has to demonstrate the mine will have a clear benefit to citizens of Kamloops and our province,” Philpot says, noting he wants to allow time for the environmental application review process to properly take place.

Philpot earned just over 6,700 votes and just 119 votes behind Coun. Nelly Dever in the 2011 civic elections.

He is one of more than 20 candidates to say they are seeking a spot at the council table, though only 15 had filed papers for the council position as of the end of the day Monday. All nomination papers must be filed by 4 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 10.

The civic election will take place Nov. 15 and Kamloops will be electing one mayor, eight councillors and five school trustees.

To contact a reporter for this story, email Jennifer Stahn at or call 250-819-3723. To contact an editor, email or call 250-718-2724.

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