Ward Stamer will be remaining in the mayor’s chair at the District of Barriere due to being unsuccessful in a bid for the Kamloops Thompson Cariboo Conservative Nomination decided Aug. 9. (Facebook photo)

Ward Stamer will be remaining in the mayor’s chair at the District of Barriere due to being unsuccessful in a bid for the Kamloops Thompson Cariboo Conservative Nomination decided Aug. 9. (Facebook photo)

Ward Stamer unsuccessful in bid for BC Conservatives

District of Barriere Mayor Ward Stamer is back at his desk in the district offices this week after not being successful in a recent bid for the Kamloops Thompson Cariboo Conservative Nomination.

Stamer advised this newspaper on Monday, Aug. 9, that after the votes were tallied for who was going to represent this riding, Crown lawyer Frank Capoto’s name was on top, and Capoto would be the one going to Ottawa as our MP.

“A great big thank you to everyone who helped me with my campaign and to all Conservative party members who supported us in our bid to be your candidate,” said Stamer in a social media post immediately after the vote was announced, “With Covid-19 restrictions, a short three week campaign, all the fires around us, and the uncertainty that it brings, connecting with you was a challenge.

“I think we had some great conversations. I enjoyed talking with you, listening to your concerns, and debating a few issues.

“Now let’s get behind Frank and work to keep this a Conservative riding in the next federal election!”