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When you vote in the B.C. election, these candidates will be on the ballots in the Okanagan, Kamloops

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October 06, 2020 - 6:00 AM

When Premier John Horgan called the snap election two weeks ago it left all political parties in B.C., including his own NDP, scrambling to find candidates before nominations closed.

The deadline to be named as a candidate in the provincial election was this past Friday, Oct. 24, but the list did not become official until later in the weekend.

In the seven ridings that cover the Kamloops, Vernon, Kelowna and Penticton areas, all three parties that had sitting MLAs before the election was called did manage to get candidates on the ballot. They will be joined by three Libertarians, three independents and two Conservatives.

There are no representatives from the Christian Heritage, B.C. Vision, Wexit B.C. or Communist parties, each of which have at least two candidates running elsewhere in B.C.

READ MORE: ELECTION 2020: Snap election call made riding associations irrelevant

Here is the list of candidates as provided by Elections B.C.:

Kamloops-North Thompson
Dennis Giesbrecht, Conservative
Sadie Hunter, BC NDP
Thomas Martin, BC Green Party
Peter Milobar, BC Liberal Party
Brandon Russell, Independent

Kamloops-South Thompson
Dan Hines, BC Green Party
Todd Graham Stone, BC Liberal Party
Anna Thomas, BC NDP

Kelowna-Lake Country
Kyle Geronazzo, Libertarian
John Janmaat, BC Green Party
Justin Kulik, BC NDP
Norm Letnick, BC Liberal Party - incumbent
Silverado Brooks Socrates, Independent

Renee Merrifield, BC Liberal Party
Amanda Poon, BC Green Party
Krystal Smith, BC NDP

Kelowna West
Matt Badura, Libertarian
Spring Hawes, BC NDP
Magee Mitchell, Independent
Ben Stewart, BC Liberal Party - incumbent
Peter A Truch, BC Green Party

Dan Ashton, BC Liberal Party - incumbent
Toni Boot, BC NDP
Keith MacIntyre, Libertarian
Ted Shumaker, BC Green Party

Greg Kyllo, BC Liberal Party - incumbent
Sylvia Lindgren, BC NDP
Owen Madden - BC Green Party

Kyle Delfing, Conservative
Eric Foster, BC Liberal Party
Harwinder Sandhu, BC NDP
Keli Westgate, BC Green Party

B.C. Election Day is Oct. 24.

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