The former RDEK director for Area F fell short in her bid to represent the federal Conservative party in the Kootenay-Columbia riding.
Wendy Booth says she’s disappointed that she didn’t receive the nomination to run in the next federal election.
“Obviously not what I was looking for as the end result, losing by four votes it shows that it was such a tight, close race and every vote counts,” says Booth. “Having said that, I enjoyed the journey and getting out and connecting with people across the riding.”
Rob Morrison won the vote and will represent the Conservatives in the Kootenay-Columbia riding in next year’s federal election.
Booth says she’s not sure what she’ll do next but plans to remain active in the region.
“I’m not really sure what’s next for me,” Booth says. “Obviously I’m not retired and not independently wealthy or have a pension so we’ll be looking at different opportunities in the coming weeks, but for now I’m just going to take some time to reflect and be proud of what I was able to achieve.”
Booth had previously served as Area F’s director for ten years but didn’t run in the municipal election so she could focus on her bid to represent the Tories in next year’s federal election, she had also served as the president of the Union of BC Municipalities.
Radium Hot Springs Village Councillor Dale Shudra was also seeking the nomination.
– Wendy Booth – Former Area F Director