Dan Davies wins the Liberal nomination in Peace River North

Peace River North MLA Dan Davies during his announcement to seek the BC Liberal party nomination in March, 2016. Photo by Montana Cumming

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – City Councilor Dan Davies has been nominated by members of the B.C. Liberals in Peace River North to represent the Liberal party during the next election in May 2017.

Only two people ran for the position, Dan Davies and Fort St. John Mayor Lori Ackerman.

Below is the announcement made Saturday afternoon in Fort St. John which included a speech from Dan Davies.

Here is a tweet from the B.C. Liberal Party about the win.

 

Davies said at the beginning of this campaign, his main objectives is to bring an LNG industry to the northeast, to provide more jobs and more revenue for social infrastructure. He continued and addressed concerns about lacking healthcare specialists in the region, and his intentions to bring this issue to the attention of the government of B.C.

“Truly, at the end of the day, we shouldn’t have a different healthcare system in Fort St. John or Fort Nelson than they do in Kelowna,” he added.

He also said he feels that the name of the riding, Peace River North, doesn’t reflect the boundaries of the riding — which extend all the way to the Yukon border.

“Geographically speaking, Fort Nelson isn’t part of the Peace River. They are different, they’re part of Liard.” Davies added that a move taken by the Federal counterpart, to include ‘Northern Rockies’ in the riding name, could make it more inclusive.

Pat Pimm,  the current Liberal MLA for Peace River North, announced his intentions to retire in November.  Pimm won the Liberal nomination in 2009, a race that both Mayor Ackerman and Davies were part of.