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Shuswap MLA Greg Kyllo steps down as deputy whip to endorse Kevin Falcon as BC Liberal leader

Kyllo endorses Falcon

Shuswap MLA Greg Kyllo has stepped down from his role as BC Liberal deputy whip to endorse Kevin Falcon as next BC Liberal leader.

“Kevin’s experience makes him uniquely qualified to tackle the challenges facing our province today. Whether it’s handling crises or taking action on housing, childcare and the economy, we need his experience,” says Kyllo.

“I feel so strongly about this decision that I resigned my position as deputy whip in order to be able to endorse Kevin Falcon."

Falcon is a former minister of transportation, minister of finance, minister of health, and deputy premier.

“Kevin is a builder. He’s proven that both with his experience in cabinet, and with the strong team he’s built during his leadership race,” said Kyllo.

“Throughout his campaign, he has consistently been drawing large, enthusiastic crowds, and he has the most support among MLAs – both urban and rural.”

Falcon said he appreciates the support.

“Greg has been an excellent representative for the Shuswap region,” Falcon said.

“Our party is lucky to have him as an MLA, and I'm excited to work with him going forward.”

Falcon has received endorsements from BC Liberal MLAs Todd Stone, Mike Bernier, Mike Morris, Lorne Doerkson, Coralee Oakes, Ian Paton, Trevor Halford, Karin Kirkpatrick as well as former Surrey Mayor and MP Dianne Watts and Fort St. John Mayor Lori Ackerman.

The BC Liberal Party will vote for its new leader Feb. 3-5.

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