Former Kootenay East MLA Bill Bennett has been announced as a campaign co-chair for BC Liberal leader candidate Andrew Wilkinson.
Bennett, along with Shannon Rogers, will guide Wilkinson’s push to replace Christy Clark.
Clark resigned in August following May’s surprising election and the subsequent NDP-Green alliance that ousted the Liberal minority.
Wilkinson says in a press release, Bennett and Rogers will provide invaluable insight and advice.
Bennett served four terms as MLA and held several cabinet positions including Minister of Energy and Mines.
Bennett says he couldn’t think of a more qualified person to lead the Liberals moving forward.
The long-time local politician released a video discussing his decision to support Wilkinson.
Former BC Liberal cabinet minister Todd Stone announced his candidacy for the party’s leadership Tuesday.
Stone is the eighth candidate in the race that includes MLAs Sam Sullivan, Mike Bernier, Andrew Wilkinson, Mike de Jong, Michael Lee, former Surrey Mayor Dianne Watts and businesswoman Lucy Sager.