PENTICTON B.C. – The B.C. Green Party is pleased to announce the nomination of its candidate for Penticton, Connie Sahlmark. Sahlmark has been a full-time student for the past three years at Okanagan College taking the Sustainable Construction Management Technologies program, which focuses on green building, renewable energy and resource conservation. She has sat on the Okanagan College Education Council for three consecutive years.
“My vision for the Okanagan is to develop jobs in other markets than the service industry,” said Sahlmark. “We live in the land of peaches and beaches but there are challenges retaining members of the workforce. Benefits of engaging the emerging clean energy and tech sectors as the backbone of our economy not only provides well-paying jobs but will lower the cost of living.”
Andrew Weaver, leader of the B.C. Green Party, welcomed Sahlmark’s nomination.
“I am thrilled to welcome Connie to the B.C. Greens team,” said Weaver. “As a long-time resident of Penticton, she understands the unique opportunities and challenges facing the region. Her passion for responsible environmental stewardship and social justice well-equip her to represent the people of Pentiction in the B.C. Legislature. I look forward to working with her as the B.C. Greens put forth a positive vision for an economically, socially and environmentally sustainable future for this province.”
Please see http://www.bcgreens.ca/candidate_nominations for a full list of the party’s nomination contestants and candidates to date.
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For Connie Sahlmark and B.C. Green Party
Jillian Oliver, Press Secretary
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