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UBCO professor vying for Central Okanagan federal Liberal nomination

Dr. Mary Ann Murphy will be seeking the nomination at the Liberal Party's B.C. convention in Kelowna this weekend.
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November 16, 2018 - 2:45 PM

KELOWNA - An associate UBC professor is vying for the federal Liberal party nomination in the riding of Central Okanagan-Similkameen-Nicola, which is currently held by the Conservatives.

Dr. Mary Ann Murphy will be seeking the nomination at the Liberal Party's B.C. convention in Kelowna this weekend. The riding is currently represented by Conservative MP Dan Albas.

"I am excited to be in the running for this nomination," Murphy said in a press release. "This riding is ready for progressive change in 2019."

Murphy is an associate professor at the UBC Okanagan campus. The West Kelowna resident has worked in private industries, academia, and governments, including the United Nations as a doctoral student, according to the release.

She plans to advocate for many issues if she's chosen to represent the party, paying particular attention to the environment.

"I am very passionate about protecting the Okanagan environment as linked to the safety, livelihood, and growth of this region," she said.

The Liberal party convention begins today, Nov. 16, at the Delta Grand hotel.


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