Candidates for Esquimalt council emerge

Three Esquimalt residents, who have never before served on the township’s council, plan to include their names on the election ballot in November.

Tim Morrison currently works in communications for B.C. Assessment. He has been an active Esquimalt resident since 2006, is the editor of the online news magazine EsquimaltReview.com, and is one of 10 co-chairs with the Esquimalt Residents Association.

The volunteer on the Esquimalt parks and recreation advisory committee is also a member of the Esquimalt Chamber of Commerce. Morrison’s political experience also includes two terms as a North Vancouver school board trustee.

David Hodgins, who has lived in Esquimalt since 2004, has extensive administrative experience at the municipal and provincial political level. He is a retired B.C. fire commissioner and assistant deputy minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General.

He now works as a fire rescue and emergency management consultant, national vice-chair of the Boys & Girls Club of Canada. Earlier this year Hodgins sought the federal Liberal nomination for the Esquimalt-Juan de Fuca riding, but lost to Langford Coun. Lillian Szpak.

Bob McKie, who has lived in the township since 1967, first ran for Esquimalt council in 2008, but narrowly lost by 38 votes to Randall Garrison.

McKie is a long-time member of the Esquimalt Lions Club, serves as volunteer co-chair of the volunteer Buccaneer Days committee, and is a volunteer on Esquimalt’s parks and recreation and access awareness advisory committees.

The municipal election will be held Nov. 19.

emccracken@vicnews.com

 

 

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