Don Purdey, B.C. Conservative Party candidate for Parksville-Qualicum. (Photo submitted)

Don Purdey, B.C. Conservative Party candidate for Parksville-Qualicum. (Photo submitted)

B.C. VOTES 2020: Parksville-Qualicum candidate Don Purdey, B.C. Conservative Party

Election day in B.C. is Oct. 24

The PQB News will be running candidate submissions for every candidate running in the Parksville-Qualicum riding. The following is the submission filed by B.C. Conservative Party candidate Don Purdey.

I am Don Purdey. Bev and I grew up in Haney, now called Maple Ridge. As I was growing up our family spent time on Vancouver Island. We were fortunate to have the opportunity to move to Nanaimo to open the ECONO Drive–In Store. I have worked in the food industry, construction, self employed and retiring after a few years of driving transit buses for the RDN.

Nanaimo has been a great place to raise our family. I have been president of the Kinsmen Club of Nanaimo, K-40, BC Vintage Car Club, served on the board of the Child Development Centre. I was appointed by the City of Nanaimo to serve on the Advisory Planning Group for Newcastle Island Park. I enjoy being part of the team that runs the Thursday Night Seniors Dance at Bowen Park.

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I am currently a member of the Family Motor Coach Association and the Smokin’ Oldies hot rod club. We only go this way once, take time to have fun every day.

I never planned on running, but when our candidate dropped out at the last minute, I didn’t want let down our many longtime supporters. I was asked to run. I will do my best.

We now have three choices, left, more left and extreme.

We need a balanced voice at the table.

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