Comox Valley members of the B.C. Liberal Party elected former 19 Wing Commander Jim Benninger on Sunday, as its representative for the new Courtenay-Comox riding for the 2017 provincial election.
Benninger will replace Don McRae, who announced earlier this year that he would not seek re-election in 2017.
Benninger was one of four candidates running for the nomination. Comox Mayor Paul Ives, Excel Career College owner Pauline Stevenson and local party treasurer Connor Gibson were the other three. Details of the election were not available at press time. See Thursday’s Comox Valley Record for reactions from the outcome.