COOMBS – New Democrats gathered in Coombs on Sunday afternoon and nominated Gord Johns, the former executive director of the award-winning Tofino-Long Beach Chamber of Commerce, as their candidate to take on the Conservatives in Courtenay–Alberni in 2015.
“Gord’s uniquely diverse experience includes a deep understanding of business and a profound commitment to protecting the environment,” said NDP Leader Tom Mulcair. “Gord has already shown himself to be a strong public servant and there is no question he is an exceptional addition to our team, as we prepare to defeat Stephen Harper’s Conservatives.”
Born and raised on Vancouver Island, Johns now lives in Tofino with his family. He served three years as a member of Tofino council and is the founder of the highly successful Tofino Ambassador Program.
“It’s an honour to receive the support of so many; today and throughout this nomination,” said Johns. “I’ve met neighbour after neighbour over the last number of months who are ready for a change. They want a government that will protect us from oil tankers and put the needs of our families ahead of big oil. Tom Mulcair and the NDP can be that government.”