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January 24, 2017

Regional district director Tanya Wall running for BC Liberals in Nelson-Creston

Regional District of Central Kootenay Area B director, community volunteer, and proud mother Tanya Wall has been nominated as the BC Liberal candidate in Nelson-Creston for the upcoming provincial election.

“We need an MLA who will roll up their sleeves, advocate for local issues, and work hard for the communities they represent – and that’s exactly what I want to do,” said Wall, a 35-year Kootenays resident. “Our region wants to be part of growing a strong economy that creates good-paying jobs – and if elected, I’ll fight for those opportunities in Victoria.”

A former two-term Creston councillor, Wall was elected as Area B director in 2014. She is widely recognized for her strong leadership in the region’s diverse agriculture community.

With more than 20 years of experience in the environmental, health, and safety fields, Wall has worked with industries including forestry, construction, and manufacturing.

“Tanya will be a strong champion for job creation, agriculture, and working families in Nelson-Creston,” said energy and mines minister and Kootenay East MLA Bill Bennett. “I’m excited to have her on the BC Liberal team as we work to build a strong economy that helps pay for important public services like health care and education.”

A strong believer in giving back to the community, Wall has held volunteer leadership roles with organizations and events including Fields Forward, the 25th anniversary of Rick Hansen’s Man in Motion Tour, the TSN Kraft Community Celebration featuring the Creston Valley Therapeutic Riding Program, and the 2010 Olympic Torch Community Celebration. She and her son, Jeramie, live in Erickson.

Today’s BC Liberals have now nominated 74 candidates throughout BC. The provincial election will be held on May 9, 2017.