Terry Lake Won’t Be on 2017 Ballot
Prince George, B.C.- Minister of Health, Terry Lake, has announced he will not be seeking re-election in the 2017 Provincial election.
No immediate reason has been given for his decision to step away from Provincial politics. His cabinet colleague, Prince George-Valemount MLA Shirley Bond, is sorry to see him go.
“I have found it such a privilege to work with this team and Terry Lake is a consummate professional. He has an incredible work ethic, he’s brought such an added dimension to our team so I can say very personally he’s been a great friend to my husband and I and I can tell you he’s going to be deeply missed.”
Premier Christy Clark has also issued a statement on Lake’s decision:
“Terry Lake is an invaluable member of my team, a constant champion for Kamloops and the Interior for over 14 years, serving as City Councillor, Mayor, and MLA.
He brings a laser focus to public service and an unparalleled work ethic. He always finds time to help his colleagues in caucus as an advisor and trusted sounding board. Most of all, everyone around him knows he meets every aspect of his work with honesty and integrity.
Terry will be missed on the campaign trail, but I have no doubt he will go on helping and advising BC Liberals, both in his community and across the province. He will continue to serve as MLA for Kamloops-North Thompson and Minister of Health.
On behalf of all Terry’s colleagues, I want to thank Lisa and their three beautiful daughters for sharing him, and wish the Lake family all the best in the next phase of their lives.”