Three local Cariboo Regional District directors have confirmed their candidacy for the Nov. 19 municipal election.
Area F director Joan Sorley, Area D director Deb Bischoff and Area G director Al Richmond will seek another term; Area E director Steve Mazur and Area K director Rick Mumford are calling it quits and Area J director Alex Bracewell could not be reached for comment.
In his decision to step down Mumford said he is busy with his ranch and he would be “shifting” his focus for the next few years.
Mumford noted his work on improvements on the Alexis Creek water system and being the chair of the Cariboo Regional Hospital District were highlights during his two and a half terms.
Steve Mazur pointed to personal reasons for why he wouldn’t seek office again. He said he and his wife are planning a move to Nova Scotia.
Mazur said he enjoyed his time as director and recommended it to others who are interested in local politics.
Area F director Joan Sorley indicated she was eager to continue her work having only been elected to the position earlier this year.
“I’ve only been at it for eight months as a director and I guess I am hitting my stride,” she said.
Al Richmond, a CRD director since 1993, will also run again. He cited initiatives that have been undertaken in the south Cariboo, as well as the establishment of a solid waste management plan and the creation of the Cariboo Memorial Hospital’s master plan.
In making her announcement to run again, incumbent Deb Bischoff said, “I have decided to ask the citizens of Area D to allow me the honour to serve as their CRD electoral area director for another three-year term.”