The BC Conservative Party has chosen its BC election candidate in the Vernon-Monashee riding.
Nels Harrington owns and operates Harrington’s Renovations, a construction company based in Coldstream.
Harrington, 54, was born in B.C., lived on cattle farms in McBride and Alberta, and grew up in a conservative family in B.C.’s Interior where his father was an educator, author and public figure while his mother became head nurse of the extended-care wing of Polson Jubilee Hospital. He and his wife have four children and live in Vernon.
“My many years of experience operating a small business have convinced me of the need for local people to step forward and bring good government back to B.C.,” says Harrington
“As a small business owner I have had first-hand experience with the myriad challenges facing small business operators,” he adds, citing imbalanced regulatory frameworks that favour large corporations, privatization of public assets that drive up costs and increasing pressures from automation and other shifts in the business climate that need to be addressed.
He is the party’s fourth candidate in BC so far.
Vernon city councillor Scott Anderson is Harrington’s campaign manager.