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Vernon councillor Scott Anderson to run for mayor

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Vernon councillor Scott Anderson is running for mayor.

Coun. Anderson announced his intention to go for the top spot on council in a post to social media this morning, Sept. 2.

Incumbent Mayor Victor Cumming will also run again for a second term.

Coun. Anderson's announcement comes as no surprise as it has been widely speculated that the outspoken councillor would run for mayor.

Over the last four years, Anderson has been highly critical of Mayor Cumming, once referring to him as "arrogant" and accusing him of failing in his duty as mayor of Vernon in early 2021.

"Many people over time have asked me to take on the job of a leadership role with the city," Anderson said in his post to social media. "And over time it’s become clear to me that only with real leadership, direction and drive, can Vernon fulfill its true potential as the pride of the Okanagan."

In his post to social media – which includes a customary photo of him with a young child – Anderson says he likes the direction council is going but says he's concerned about what council is not doing "because of a lack of leadership and direction."

Coun. Anderson was the former leader of the Conservative Party of B.C. and a former member of the Canadian Armed Forces. He currently runs his own business, the junk removal company, Dump Runz.

So far, officially, incumbent councillors Kelly Fehr, Brian Quiring, and Kari Gares are all running for council seats along with Dawn Tucker.

School District 22 trustee Jenelle Brewer has also announced she's running for council.


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