The winner of the leadership race will be announced on Saturday February 3rd at the leadership convention.
de Jong Joins Race for Liberal Leadership
Prince George, B.C. – There are now five confirmed candidates in the running for the leadership of B.C.’s Liberal Party.
Former Finance Minister Mike de Jong made his intention official today, joining Dianne Watts, Sam Sullivan, Andrew Wilkinson and Mike Bernier in the race.
The ballot could still see three more names added, as Michael Lee, and Todd Stone are expecting to take a shot at it, and there is a Terrace Businesswoman, Lucy Sager, who may also announce their intentions in the coming days.
All candidates must take part in party sponsored debates or forums to be held in a number of communities throughout the Province, including one in Prince George, although the details for such an event have not yet been finalized.
The campaign leading up to the vote is a long one, as the party members will vote online ( with a telephone option) February 1st, 2nd and 3rd.