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McGovern wants to govern

Local entrepreneur Myles McGovern is jumping into the political arena.

McGovern officially announced his candidacy for Director of Electoral Area B in the North Okanagan Regional District Thursday.

Myles has a background in the global technology sector, twice nominated for Canadian Entrepreneur of the year and has been recognized for numerous accomplishments including the development of Google Streetview. As CEO of Immersive Media, he was an architect of the technology and the company filmed the first 75 cities for the streetview launch in 2007.

While CEO of Immersive, he won an Emmy Award for their contributions in Taylor Swift's 360 videos and produced award-winning VR applications over the years.

“I am running for the board because I think it is important that people have a choice and an opportunity to vote in our elections," Myles said. "In the past several elections, there has been no voting for candidates because there is only one candidate who wins by acclamation.

"I have always said that I wouldn't ask anyone to do anything that I am not prepared to do myself, so I will run. I talked to many of my neighbours and people in the community who think it is a fantastic idea, so I have accepted the challenge.”



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