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.
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)
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