Vision Vancouver city councillor Geoff Meggs has confirmed he's been encouraged to run for the British Columbia New Democratic Party nomination in Vancouver-Fairview. "A number of people in Fairview have been urging me to do that for a couple reasons. They say I've lived in the riding for most of my life and they like the profile I've developed at council on issues like the environment and so on. But it's not a decision I can make right now. So that's where it stands. I can't rule out that, at some point, I might do it. But, at this stage, I'm focusing on the civic thing." Indeed, Mr. Meggs stressed he's already been nominated as a Vision Vancouver council candidate for the coming November municipal election, which he intends to run in. "I've got to focus on what I know is happening and that's the civic elections," he said. Last week, CKNW's Marcella Bernardo reported Sierra Club of BC executive director George Heyman is contemplating running for the BC NDP nomination in Vancouver-Fairview.
July 14, 2011