Lucy Sager withdraws from Liberal leadership race

The Terrace business owner cites personal setbacks and a need to focus on family

Former candidate Lucy Sager has endorsed Dianne Watts for leadership of the B.C. Liberal party. (Submitted)

Terrace’s Lucy Sager has withdrawn from the the BC Liberal leadership race, endorsing Dianne Watts as her preferred candidate to lead the party.

“Due to a number of recent personal setbacks I am announcing…that I am stepping out [of] the race to focus on my family,” Sager said in a release. “Together we are proud of the decision and recognize that now is not the right time to pursue the leadership of the party.”

In a telephone interview, Sager declined to comment further on her reasons for stepping aside, but added she’s had time to get to know Watts and feels she will be a strong advocate for the north.

“I entered the race out of recognition that British Columbia needs to find common ground between the north and the south, to champion resource development while striving to find balance in affordability and compassion for those who are struggling to make a better life while calling B.C. home,” said Sager. “Today, myself and my team are putting our support behind Dianne Watts, who I believe has the best opportunity to defeat the NDP in the next election.”

Sager’s campaign has been relatively quiet since she announced her candidacy in September.

The Terrace business woman was absent in the first round of debates Oct.15, hinting to the possibility of her future withdrawal on Facebook: “I know you were wondering where we were today… We were meeting families, signing up members, creating some beautiful memories with my son…There are many paths to Victoria. We may take the one less travelled.”

 

quinn@terracestandard.com 

Just Posted

Terrace to Hazelton bus service unveiled

BC Transit’s fourth inter-community route set for Nov. 20 launch

Snowfall warning issued for Terrace

Environment Canada expects up to 30cm by this evening

UPDATE: One injured in collision near Onion Lake

The semi truck and van collided between Terrace and Kitimat at 1:45 p.m. Nov. 15.

Housing proposed for street homeless

City-owned land close to being developed into 52 units of transitional housing

Mo Sista wears it proud

Mustachioed Kara Weeber standing in solidarity with Movember Bros

Run, hide, fight — surviving an active shooter situation

A former Kelowna cop teaches how to survive an active shooter situation

Federal funding to combat guns, gangs and opioid crisis

Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale said illicit drugs are often main cause of guns, gangs violence

Riverview youth mental health centre proceeds

Replacement for Maples Treatment Centre first announced in March

Dead boy’s father posts Facebook response after Appeal Court upholds conviction

David, Collet Stephan were found guilty in their son Ezekiel’s 2012 death from bacterial meningitis

Trudeau mania, Scheer enthusiasm in B.C. this week

Prime minister, Conservative leader drop in on Surrey, White Rock

Forecasters promote avalanche safety awareness to kick off season

Avalanche Canada advising backcountry enthusiasts to get proper training and equipment.

B.C. church defaced with disturbing anti-Christian graffiti

Staff at Crossroads United Church reported the vandalism to police late last week

PayPal ordered to disclose business accounts to Canada Revenue Agency

Online payments company has 45 days to hand over information identifying its account holders

Federal government to boost treatment options for opioid drug users: minister

More than 2,800 people died last year as a result of the overdose crisis

Most Read