Marsden seeks BC Liberal nod for provincial seat
The BC Liberals have their first candidate to run in the vacant riding of Port Moody-Coquitlam.
Dennis Marsden announced he will seek the nod from the riding association, which has yet to set a nomination meeting date, BC Liberal spokesperson Jehn Benoit said Tuesday.
The provincial seat has been empty since last October when former BC Liberal MLA Iain Black quit to take a job as CEO of the Vancouver Board of Trade.
A past Tri-Cities' Chamber of Commerce president and a 30-year Tri-City resident, Marsden ran two years ago against NDP MLA Diane Thorne in Coquitlam-Maillardville; Marsden is the president of the Coquitlam-Maillardville BC Liberal riding association.
If he wins the riding association nomination in PoMo-Coquitlam, Marsden would face Christine Clark of the BC Conservatives and former Port Moody mayor Joe Trasolini, who is running under the BC NDP banner and who is scheduled to campaign in the riding with NDP leader Adrian Dix on Thursday.
Premier Christy Clark, a former Port Moody BC Liberal MLA, has yet to announce a date for the spring byelection.