Michele Ney and Duane Nickull are seeking the Nanaimo nomination for the B.C. Green Party for the upcoming byelection. (Submitted photos)

Frank Ney’s daughter one of two hopefuls seeking B.C. Green nomination

Michele Ney and Duane Nickull put their names forward to try to represent Green Party in byelection

The daughter of a popular former Nanaimo mayor is one of two people seeking to represent the B.C. Green Party in an upcoming byelection.

With Leonard Krog, Nanaimo MLA, recently being elected mayor of the city and planning to resign, a byelection is on the horizon and Michele Ney, daughter of Frank Ney, and Duane Nickull, a B.C. Conservative Party candidate in 2013, seek the B.C. Green Party nomination.

Ney, born in Nanaimo, is a retired educator with 32 years experience at the elementary and secondary school levels, according to a press release. Nickull was also born in Nanaimo and a former World Cup-level mountain bike racer and has 20 years’ experience working in the software industry.

A nomination meeting will take place in Nanaimo on Dec. 15 from 1:30-5 p.m. at a to-be-announced location.

Party members in the riding can vote online or at the meeting. Andrew Weaver, B.C. Green Party leader, will be in attendance.

“I am thrilled that party members in Nanaimo have the opportunity to choose between two capable and passionate contestants who want to serve them as their candidate and MLA,” said Weaver in the release. “We are excited to offer our vision for British Columbia to the voters of Nanaimo and I am looking forward to campaigning with the successful candidate.”

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