A Radium man hoping to represent the Conservative Party in the region federally has a new political title to his name.
Dale Shudra announced he was pursuing the nomination earlier this year.
He feels his background in law and business would be an excellent fit for the role.
“I approach things from that perspective and I’ve got a skill set that you learn from years of education and what you learn from your experiences, along with some good analytical and communication skills and problem solving skills,” Shudra says.
Shudra was recently acclaimed to Radium Village Council, months after he first announced he was seeking the Conservative nomination in Kootenay-Columbia.
He says serving on council should have no effect on him pursuing federal office.
“I was encouraged by a number of people to run for council even though they knew the federal nomination might come up and I would enter the race,” Shudra says. “I can certainly be a councillor while I am the candidate for the Conservatives and of course, if I actually won the general election, then I would have to step down as a councillor.”
Shudra says its difficult to have an MP in the region who is a member of the opposition.
He hopes the Conservatives are successful in the 2019 Federal Election and he can represent the region as MP.
Also seeking the Conservative nomination are the RDEK’s current Director for Area F Wendy Booth and Cranbrook’s Rob Morrison.
– Dale Shudra, Acclaimed Radium Village Councillor, seeking Federal Conservative party nomination for Kootenay-Columbia