THUNDER BAY – POLITICS – Bruce Hyer has been nominated as the Green Party candidate for Thunder Bay Superior North.
Green Party Riding President writes, “In a few short weeks we have come a long way in our election readiness. We rebooted our EDA, created a made made for the North candidate selection process and had two excellent candidates put forward their ideas on how to represent the Green Party in Thunder Bay Superior North.
“I’m very happy with our turnout for the nomination contest – we received votes representing 75% of our total current membership. Each vote was verified against the party’s current membership list. Going forward I hope that we can make more and better use of online tools to connect and decide as members.
“My one regret is that we did not have enough time to allow our candidates to go out and sign up new members as a part of this contest. There is a lot of growing interest in the Green Party these days and were that possible I bet we could have welcomed many new members – however GPC rules stipulate that new members must be members for a month before they can vote. We didn’t want to wait until September!
The results of the voting are as follows.
Kim Krause: 27%
Bruce Hyer: 73%
“Thus Bruce Hyer is the nominated Green candidate for TBSN!
“I know that Kim and Bruce both put a lot of effort into campaigns and I want to Thank them both for their contributions. Kim, in particular I would like to recognize as showing a lot of heart, intelligence and charm, knowing he was competing with a former candidate and former MP, he campaigned exceptionally well, having a nomination contest is better for all our members as they get to know and speak with their candidates more so than if we had a nomination by acclamation. Both candidates have been very gracious and friendly throughout the process and i look forward to working with them, and all of you as we head into the 2019 Federal Election!”