BC Liberal Party announces Kootenay West candidate

Shoreacres resident and local businessman Jim Postnikoff will take a run at the MLA seat

Jim Postnikoff will be the BC Liberal Party candidate in Kootenay West for the upcoming provincial election on May 14.

Postnikoff is a small business owner and worked as a millwright in the mining and forestry industries for 25 years.

“Today’s BC Liberals have balanced B.C.’s budget and they have a plan to grow our province’s economy — that’s why I’m running for them,” said Postnikoff in a press release. “It took this province years to recover from the damage caused by the NDP, we cannot head back down that risky path.”

Postnikoff says that voters have a clear choice in the next election between Premier Christy Clark and NDP leader Adrian Dix.

“The Premier has proven that she is a resilient leader capable of dealing with criticism without losing sight of the big picture — growing B.C.’s economy,” added Postnikoff. “On the other hand, Adrian Dix has spent many months keeping his plan hidden from British Columbians, and now he has refused to debate the Premier one-on-one. Voters deserve better than that.”

A biography, supplied with the release, stated Postnikoff was born and raised in the Kootenays. He grew up in Shoreacres, a small rural community where he still resides, and attended high school in Castlegar.

Postnikoff attended Selkirk College enrolling in the apprentice program and worked in the mining/smelting and forestry industries for 25 years, before purchasing a hobby farm in Shoreacres. Postnikoff has three grown children, Jamie, Jake and Jesse.

He also started his own businesses including a gravel pit, a trucking company, a water bottling company and, most recently, a mini storage business.

He held positions as Parent Advisory Council President, Castlegar Minor Hockey President and sat on the Board of West Kootenay Minor Hockey Association. He is a past and active member of several local service organizations and has held senior positions within those organizations.

Postnikoff’s nomination meeting is set for Sunday (April 14), noon, Quality Inn, 41935 Columbia Avenue, Castlegar.

 

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