Photo submitted by Lehann Wallace Nanoose Bay’s Lehann Wallace announces her candidacy for director for the Regional District of Nanaimo, Area G.

Wallace tosses hat in ring for RDN director in Area G

Stanhope endorses candidate

Nanoose Bay’s Lehann Wallace has announced her candidacy for director for the Regional District of Nanaimo, Area G (French Creek, Dashwood, Englishman River).

Wallace is a marketing consultant who first became known to the RDN in 2014, when she led her neighbourhood to a victory against a medical marijuana growing-facility being built adjacent to the River’s Edge Community.

Wallace has received an endorsement from Joe Stanhope, the region’s longest-serving politician.

Stanhope, current Electoral Area G director, said he won’t run in the coming election.

“I appreciate Lehann’s constant quest for information and her commitment. I have seen her level of involvement and her tenacity first hand, and it’s impressive,” Stanhope said in a press release. “I am endorsing Lehann because I know she will work hard to make a positive impact on the board.”

Wallace states one of her reasons to run as “I have a skill set that can fill the need for informed, swift and prudent decision making on behalf of Area G.”

“I am honoured to have the endorsement and support of Joe Stanhope as a candidate for the election,” Wallace said. “I am just one person of the thousands of people that Joe has positively impacted during his many years of service on the board.”

For more information, visit www.lehannwallace.com

— Submitted/NEWS staff

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