Daljit Sadhra drops out of council election

NEWS/ CIVIC ELECTION 2014 — One of the first candidates to declare his intention to run for a Kamloops City council seat has dropped out.

Daljit Sadhra.

Daljit Sadhra.

Daljit Sadhra, who announced in early April he would definitely be a candidate, said Wednesday evening he is dropping out due to family commitments.

Sadhra, a banker, told The Armchair Mayor News in April he was already putting together his election team and planned to take a leave of absence from his job in small business/commercial finance at the TD Bank during the election campaign.

“I’ve thought about it for years,” he said then. “I think it’s time for a fresh approach, a business approach.”

However, Wednesday night, he released a statement bowing out but saying he might be back at another time.

“Due to family commitments, I have decided not to let my name stand for City councillor in the 2014 election,” he said.

“However, do not rule my name out in future elections as I still have a keen interest in the city, its diverse population, the economy and the arts and culture that make this such a great community in which to live and work.

“At this time, I would also like to thank the hundreds of individuals who offered their support as I weighed this decision. Lastly, I would like to offer sincere thanks to the individuals who were willing to act as my campaign team.”

As of the close of City Hall business hours Wednesday, there were 18 candidates for the eight councillor positions, and two for mayor.

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