Columbia Valley Pioneer staff

Health challenges have prompted Columbia River-Revelstoke MLA Doug Clovechok to announce he is not seeking re-election this fall.

He noted it was a difficult decision but the right one for him and his family.

“While my health challenges are being managed, and ultimately I am going to be fine, we concluded that serving another four-year term as your MLA was not in the cards for me.”

Clovechok previously committed to running in the next provincial election in October, but since that time health issues creeped up, prompting him to have serious discussions with his wife Susan and his children.

 The MLA stated that he loves his job but he is confident he is making the best decision for the future. 

“It has been an honour and privilege to serve the constituents of Columbia River-Revelstoke as your MLA for nearly eight years now. I am incredibly proud of the work we have been able to accomplish for our communities,” he said. 

Clovechok will remain the MLA for Columbia River-Revelstoke until the election and says he will continue to “work hard” for his constituents. 

“Under the leadership of Kevin Falcon, and all of my BC United colleagues, I am excited about the vision that Kevin has for our province, and I know he will fix the mess created by this NDP government.”

Clovechok noted he looks forward to supporting his successor in the upcoming campaign to bring much-needed change to B.C.