Green Party Nelson-Creston candidate holds official launch event

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The Green Party's Nelson-Creston MLA candidate had her official campaign launch on Friday, October 2nd.

Nicole Charlwood met with supporters in the Railtown area before riding her bike through town and meeting at Nelson City Hall.

Event attendees followed physical-distancing guidelines and wore face coverings.

The EZ Rock Newsroom caught up with Charlwood shortly after her arrival; she says the campaign was announced at the beginning of the week, but with the snap-election it’s taken some time to get their ducks in a row.

She adds so far she’s proud of the results with over 50 volunteers engaged and over half of the funds she wanted to raise already committed.

Charlwood was the Green's Campaign Manager for six years through all levels of government, including the last two provincial elections.

She also spent a year as Interim Executive Director for the West Kootenay EcoSociety in the past, but that isn't her only time spent serving the Nelson area.

Charlwood says she’s done conservation work in watersheds, volunteered and had an education for a decade; she’s done homeschooling and is also Treasurer for Nelson Waldorf School.

Charlwood was publically endorsed during the event by past Nelson-Creston MLA Lorne Nicolson, who represented the riding from 1972 through 1986.