Prof seeks Liberal nod

A professor at UBC Okanagan hopes to enter federal politics.

Dr. Mary Ann Murphy, an associate professor with a cross-appointment in aging, is seeking the Liberal nomination in the Central Okanagan-Similkameen, Nicola riding.

She previously worked at the United Nations in Vienna and spent 10 years working for national consulting firms on issues such as social research, urban and strategic planning, and community and new town development.

“I am excited to be in the running for this nomination. I hope to bring a fresh, optimistic, and innovative approach to federal politics for this riding," said Murphy.

"I believe that voters are tired of divisive, partisan criticism, and prefer to see their representatives exchange ideas instead of insults. This riding is ready for progressive change in 2019.”

Murphy is a long-term resident of West Kelowna. Over the years, she has volunteered to assist veterans, families and organizations advocating for the needs of older adults.

The Central Okanagan-Similkameen-Nicola riding association has not yet set a date for a nominating meeting.

The riding is currently held by Conservative Dan Albas.

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