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Outside influences played role in Nelson mayoral election:Dooley

The outgoing mayor of Nelson figures the actions of the Sensible BC marijuana legalization group had a role in the outcome of the local election.

John Dooley was beaten by Deb Kozak and thinks this election saw too much emphasis put on non-municipal issues – in particular the marijuana debate.

Sensible BC endorsed Kozak and ran a phone campaign the day before the election.

She won by almost 300 votes.

Kozak girl power elex

Picture – “girl power”. Kozak to become Nelson’s first lady mayor flanked by outgoing councillors Paula Kiss and Candace Batycki (left) and Donna Macdonald and MLA Michelle Mungall (right)

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As for Kozak’s triumph – she admitted to being shocked – and adds she took nothing for granted.

Kozak promises her council -featuring four new names and two incumbents – will be open to all voices in the community.

*Headline picture – Dooley congratulates Kozak on her mayoral victory

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