City Councillor Won’t Pursue NDP Nomination in PG-Valemount
Prince George, B.C. – He’s a municipal politician well known for his progressive politics in Prince George and he has no intentions of making a run provincially this May.
City councillor Murry Krause confirmed to 250News today he won’t seek the NDP nomination in Prince George-Valemount – the riding currently held by long-time Liberal MLA Shirley Bond.
“It’s really flattering to hear my name come up and I have been asked before to run but I really enjoy working at the local government level,” he says.
“I’ve said to many people I enjoy seeing my constituents every day on the street. This is my home, this is where I want to be. I don’t want to be on flights all the time.”
Earlier today Krause announced that after over two decades with the Central Interior Health Society he was leaving the organization. It led some to speculate he may be interested in the job.
Krause is also president of the Union of B.C. Municipalities.
Meanwhile the Prince George-Valemount NDP constituency association hasn’t announced if anyone has expressed any interest in running for them yet.
In fact, incumbent MLA Shirley Bond is the only declared candidate in the riding.
B.C. voters go to the polls on May 9.