The new face for the BC Green Party in Columbia River-Revelstoke is only 18 years old.
Samson Boyer was nominated by the Greens to be their representative in the upcoming provincial election.
He says its intimidating to campaign against three other candidates, but feels a fresh take could be an advantage.
“Its very much like a rollercoaster. I jumped in expecting not to get the role, but its truly amazing to see Andrew Weaver is willing to come out and endorse fresh blood,” Boyer says. “I have trouble finding the words.”
He says with long-running NDP MLA Norm Macdonald not seeking re-election, this is the perfect opportunity to make his voice heard.
“I could wait a decade or I could just jump in straight away,” Boyer says. “If nothing else, it builds experience and its going to be something that I’ve never done before, so why not?.”
Boyer lives in Fairmont Hot Springs, where he works in the tourism and hospitality industry and as a beekeeper.
He wants to see the riding develop more diversity and not just focus on tourism to create well-paying jobs throughout the region.
He joins Liberal candidate Doug Clovechok, NDP candidate Gerry Taft and Independent Justin Hooles on Columbia River-Revelstoke’s ballot.
– BC Green Party candidate for Columbia River-Revelstoke Samson Boyer, on being selected for the role
– BC Green Party candidate for Columbia River-Revelstoke Samson Boyer, on party policies
– Jeff Johnson