Jeremy Levy is moving from the gridiron to the political arena.
The former Okanagan Sun captain and star running back is making a run at a seat on Coldstream council.
“The Okanagan changed my life. I earned a full-paid university scholarship while playing football in the Okanagan, which provided me with opportunities I would have otherwise never had. I am very grateful and would like to give back to my community. Coldstream is one of the most beautiful places I have ever seen, and I intend on raising my family here,” says Levy.
Levy attended Simon Fraser University on full-athletic scholarship while majoring in political science.
Following university, he opened a general contracting business in Vancouver and has been working throughout the Lower Mainland and the Okanagan for the past decade.
As a business owner in construction and property management, Levy understands infrastructure projects and the importance of good community planning.
Levy has volunteered coaching youth athletics and donated to charity events that benefit student athletic scholarships.
“Jeremy has strong and authentic communication skills. He understands the importance of executing a game plan from start to finish and is a proven leader and dedicated team member. His effort is unmatched and would be an asset to Coldstream council,” RDNO vice-chair Amanda Shatzko said in his support.
Levy says “quality leadership breeds success, and good leadership starts with guidance. When community members and local politicians encourage you to run, it might be time to step up to the plate and try to hit a home run.”