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Young Kelowna businessman thinks he's a better face for Kelowna than current mayor

Kelowna mayoral candidate Bobby Kennedy.
September 12, 2018 - 5:30 PM

KELOWNA - If Kelowna’s current mayor won his last campaign because of his youth and energy, he better watch out.

“Well, I’m younger than Colin Basran and I’ve got tons of energy and I’ve got business and street smarts,” mayoral candidate Bobby Kennedy says with a laugh. “This could be about age but as far as I’m concerned, it’s more about credentials. I think I can do better than Colin. He’s not the right face for the community."

The face Kennedy would put forward is that of an “entrepreneur by heart” who has owned and operated his own board and accessories shop in Kelowna for a decade and has seen the city changing over time and not necessarily for the better.

Like Basran, the 33-year-old Kennedy was “born and raised” in Kelowna and lives downtown with his wife and two children.

Kennedy hasn’t yet held political office but has run for a council seat twice before, bumping it up to mayor this time around.

“I’m really prepared this time,” he says of the experience gained during his previous attempts at a council seat. “Those were like the dress rehearsals for this."

Kennedy is one of four confirmed council candidates for mayor in Kelowna’s municipal election on Saturday, Oct. 20.

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