No Elizabeth Ball in new NPA list of candidates for 2018 Vancouver election

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      The Non-Partisan Association (NPA) has proclaimed more candidates for the October 20, 2018 civic election in Vancouver.

      Missing in the list is the NPA’s longest serving member in city council, Elizabeth Ball.

      Now on her third term, Ball has not indicated what her plans are for the fall election.

      In an interview earlier this month, NPA president Gregory Baker told the Georgia Straight by phone that he doesn’t think that Ball will run again.

      Back in November last year, Ball wondered aloud if she can continue to affect change in the city.

      “You know, there’s a lot of things that play into that,” Ball told the Straight by phone at that time. “So do you want to do something else? And I’m not sure yet.”

      An advocate of the arts, Ball was first elected in 2005. She returned to council in 2011, and won a third term in 2014.

      Like in previous elections, the NPA dispensed with the need for a nominating convention.

      In a media release Tuesday (July 31), the NPA announced the following candidates for council: Lisa Dominato, Rebecca Bligh, Justin P. Goodrich, David Grewal, Colleen Hardwick, Kathy McGarrigle, and Francisco (Jojo) Quimpo.

      They will join Melissa De Genova and Sarah Kirby-Yung, who were previously announced as candidates for council.

      The NPA noted in the media release that Ball has not made a decision.

      For park board, the NPA has proclaimed Tricia Barker, Pall Beesla, and Ann-Marie Copping.

      They will join John Coupar and Casey Crawford, who were earlier named as candidates for park board.

      The NPA has yet to announce additional candidates to join Fraser Ballantyne in its slate for school board.