BayToday.ca has learned that Jordy Carr, not Mark King will be the Conservative Party of Canada candidate for Nipissing-Timiskaming for the upcoming fall Federal election.
Dustin van Vugt, Executive Director of the Conservative Party of Canada, informed Nipissing-Timiskaming Conservative members in an email this afternoon.
“As you may already be aware, following the closure of the nomination process in your riding, the candidacy of Mark King was disallowed, and after National Council review, that decision was upheld,” stated van Vugt in the email.
“As a result, our 2019 Conservative Party of Canada candidate for Nipissing-Timiskaming is Jordy Carr. Jordy’s experience as a town councillor and small businesswoman will be an asset to our party – we are proud to have her running under the Conservative Party banner.”
Initially, longtime North Bay city councillor Mark King edged out Callander Councillor Jordy Carr during the nomination meeting back on June 17 at the Davedi Club in North Bay.
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The vote count from the nomination meeting was never released to the media.
Mark King told BayToday.ca this afternoon that more information will be released by the party on the matter shortly.