Jack Wilson says he won’t run again

Three-time councillor vows not to go quietly into the night

Jack WIlson says he doesn't plan to run for a fourth term.

Jack WIlson says he doesn't plan to run for a fourth term.

He may not be throwing his hat into the municipal election ring in November, but don’t expect Qualicum Beach Councillor Jack Wilson to fade away quietly.

Wilson announced Monday night he does not plan to run again.

“Nine years is enough,” he said. “I do not intend to run for a fourth term.”

In an interview earlier, Wilson expressed frustration about the way his third term has played out to date.

“I’ve become a believer in term limits,” Wilson said. “I find myself voting against the majority of council about half the time, which is very frustrating.”

Now that the decision is made, Wilson said he feels a sense of liberation.

“Now I can tell people what I really think,” he said. “I don’t intend to go quietly into the night.”

The News on Tuesday, August 16 will print a rundown of local politicians who will be running (or not) for office in the next B.C. municipal election in November.