Second person declares for northwest B.C. Conservative nomination

Tyler Nesbitt, from Terrace, B.C., describes himself as a "compassionate conservative."

  • Jan. 20, 2015 9:00 a.m.

A TERRACE resident says he’s in the running for the Conservative Party of Canada nomination in the Skeena-Bulkley Valley riding for this year’s federal election.

Tyler Nesbitt, 31, is a manager with Nechako Northcoast, the company with the provincial road maintenance contract in the area.

“I believe that most people across the Northwest have an ideology similar to mine: fiscally conservative and socially moderate,” said Nesbitt in a release, adding he might be called a “compassionate conservative.”

Born and raised in Prince Rupert, Nesbitt has lived in Terrace since 2009.

He has a B.A. in anthropology from UBC and is a French immersion graduate from the Prince Rupert school district. Nesbitt’s married and has three children.

Nesbitt joins Vanderhoof teacher Gerald Caron in the contest for the Conservative nomination. Caron announced his candidacy last fall.

The Skeena-Bulkley Valley riding stretches from Haida Gwaii and the north coast to the east where it does not include Vanderhoof but does include Fort St. James.

The riding has been held since 2004 by New Democrat Nathan Cullen who claimed 53 per cent of the vote in the last federal election held in 2011.

This year’s federal election is scheduled for October but there is speculation Prime Minister Stephen Harper might want to hold it in the spring instead.


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