The provincial New Democrats have nominated Saanich councillor and Tom Skerritt-look alike David Cubberley as their candidate in Saanich South. Mr. Cubberley, who ran in that riding during the last election, won on the first ballot with 114 votes, beating out former University of Western Ontario zoology professor Michael Clinchy and former leadership candidate Mehdi Najari. Mr. Clinchy received 50 votes and Mr. Najari got 19. Mr. Cubberley previously worked as a ministerial assistant to cabinet minister Andrew Petter, who also represented Saanich South, and a speechwriter for Premier Mike Harcourt.
December 12, 2004