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Dale Jackaman seeks NDP nomination for Richmond

Dale Jackaman, a longtime NDP candidate in Richmond, announced his intentions this week to unseat Conservative Alice Wong in the next federal election.

The 27-year Richmond resident is seeking the NDP nomination for the Richmond riding.

The Conservative government fell from power Friday, clearing the way for a spring election, after opposition parties came together in a non-confidence vote in Parliament.

"The citizens of Richmond have long known me for being a vocal critic of the ideologically narrow minded and dictatorial Harper regime. It is my intention to continue that opposition within the context of a federal election while offering a much more people-friendly alternative..." said Jackaman in a news release.

Jackaman is a businessman who operates Amuleta Computer Security. He's run in both federal and provincial elections in 2004, 2005 and 2008. He's also a former reservist with the Canadian Armed Forces Signal Corps and served three tours of military duty in the Middle East.

Jackaman's community involvement includes membership with the B.C. Humanist Association, where he serves as vice-president, and the Steveston Rotary Club, Richmond Amateur Radio Club and Richmond Chamber of Commerce.

He also serves on the Prosthetic and Orthotics Advisory Committee to the B.C. Institute of Technology board.

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