Chetwynd mayor Evan Saugstad has confirmed he's considering running for the provincial Liberal nomination in Peace River North. In an interview with Public Eye, "I'm interested. But until the party does their review, I guess a person has got to sit and wait and see." Mr. Saughstad said he wasn't "at liberty to say" whether he's submitted his nomination papers. But he did comment on why he would want to succeed former energy, mines and petroleum resources minister Richard Neufeld as the legislator for that riding: "It's always been one of those things that's been at the bottom of the bucket list - recognizing the sun and the moon has to line up to have the opportunity in your stage of life, your age and your profile. But I also believe I have something too offer - and I have a lot to give up."
January 27, 2009