Green Candidate Enters Cariboo-Prince George Race
Prince George, B.C. – There’s a new entrant into the race in Cariboo-Prince George.
He is Green Party candidate Richard Jacques of Vancouver. The married father of six children is currently completing a Bachelor of Education degree at UBC.
He’s no stranger to the interior, having spent seven years as a volunteer firefighter in both Fort St. James and Takla Landing.
Jacques says he supports BC jobs. “We keep sending our raw resources overseas and I’d rather see them stay in B.C. to support B.C. jobs and value added timber.”
He adds he will be campaigning throughout the riding during the election period with Williams Lake as his home base.
Jacques decided to run in Cariboo-Prince George after losing his party’s nomination in Vancouver Quadra.
He says the party plans to hold a nomination meeting in Prince George-Peace River-Northern Rockies later this month.
Other declared candidates in Cariboo-Prince George include independent Sheldon Clare, Conservative Todd Doherty and Liberal Tracy Calogheros.