Coun. Geoff Meggs admits “time is running out” on whether he'll run for provincial office in Vancouver-Fairview
Pundits may consider it the worst-kept secret in politics, but Vision Vancouver two-term councillor Geoff Meggs still told the Straight: “There’s nothing new to report at this stage.”
That secret, of course, is the question of whether or not Meggs will compete for the provincial NDP nomination in the riding of Vancouver-Fairview.
“Since Constance [Barnes] announced [her candidacy in Vancouver–False Creek on June 3], more people have been asking me,” Meggs told the Straight by phone on June 4. “I told a reporter yesterday that I am getting a lot of encouragement to run, and I obviously have to make up my mind pretty quickly one way or the other, so I’ll certainly do that. Time is running out.”
Another contender for the nomination, Sierra Club of B.C. executive director George Heyman, told the Straight: “I am a declared candidate and I am working very hard to win the [Fairview] nomination, which has been set for October 21.”
Asked whether or not Meggs should declare, Heyman added: “That’s up to Mr. Meggs. Certainly, other Vision elected officials have done that on the weekend, and I think many Vancouverites want to know what level of government people are acting for.”
Meggs admitted his window is closing, saying: “I think I have to bear down on it.”