Monday, September 17, 2012

And now … a blatant request for your support to elect me Director at Large



Greetings fellow BC Conservative Party members...

Former party president Wayne McGrath - his time on
the phone, and a trip to Kamloops got me onboard
I have been a member of the BC Conservatives for nearly 3 years now, and since the first initial meeting of the party here in Kamloops, I have been a member of the Board of Directors for the Kamloops South Thompson riding.  

With the support of members in this area, I was also selected by the party to become the Regional Directors for Kamloops, Thompson, Fraser, Nicola.

One of the things I have enjoyed, in recent years, has been writing on Conservative values, and taking both the Liberal and NDP to task.  This has been done, in my own personal Conservative Thoughts blog.

While the Conservative Thoughts blog is not an extension of the party (it is my independent thoughts and opinion), it is fair to say not many would doubt my support for the party.

If you are not yet aware, I would like to let you know I have let my name stand for election as Director at Large on the new provincial board. Next Saturday at our AGM in Langley, I ask for your support & your vote.

If you have any questions for me, feel free to contact me by email.

Thanks...
Alan Forseth



PERSONAL BACKGROUND:
  • Born in Vancouver – moved at the age of 10 to Williams Lake where I grew up. 
  • Attended school, married my High School sweetheart Bev, and we raised a family (2 children).   
  • One of life's pleasures -- my new-to-me 2002 Goldwing
  • Moved in 1992 to Kamloops which is where Bev and I call home


WORK BACKGROUND:

  • Worked as light equipment operator and laborer at the Gibraltar open pit copper mine from mid to late 70s
  • Employed in all facets of radio (on-air, news, writing and production, sales, and management) for 30 years
  • Currently employed in sales for an independent BC owned and operated web development, and marketing company, with several sector specific BC tourism websites.


Me at the 2011 BC Conservative Party
AGM which was held in Nanaimo
 POLITICAL BACKGROUND:

I came from a family with deep roots in the CCF Party, and initially was an NDP supporter. 

With the emergence of the Federal Reform Party I became a member, working on several campaigns in the Kamloops riding.  

I also became a member of the BC Reform Party, running as a candidate in the 1996 provincial election.

Like many I have been disillusioned with politics, at the provincial level, for a good number of years now.  

Only with the recent re-emergence of the provincial BC Conservative Party, have a felt able to once again take part in the process, and to encourage others to do so as well.

I thank you for your time and consideration --- and again I ask for your vote to elect me as a Director at Large, on Saturday September 22nd at the BC Conservative Party AGM in Langley.
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