Letter: Congrats on saying 'No' to candidates who would leave their junior jobs

The Editor, Re. “Shin is in as recount affirms Port Moody-Coquitlam results” (tricitynews.com, Nov. 7).

The Editor,

Re. “Shin is in as recount affirms Port Moody-Coquitlam results” (tricitynews.com, Nov. 7).

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Congratulations to Tri-City voters who, for the second federal election in a row, have rejected a candidate who left or would leave a previous elected position early at considerable cost or potential cost to taxpayers.

In 2015, it was then-MLA Doug Horne who ran unsuccessfully for the Conservatives in the riding of Coquitlam-Port Coquitlam, resigning his provincial seat and prompting a byelection.

In 2019, it is Coquitlam Coun. Bonita Zarrillo, who ran unsuccessfully for the NDP in Port Moody-Coquitlam but will return to her city position.

Leaving office before your term is up just to further your political ambitions is a breach of contract with the voters.

Bob Elliott, Port Coquitlam

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