University of the Fraser Valley physics professor Tim Cooper is the BC Green Party candidate in the 2020 provincial election for the riding of Chilliwack. (Facebook)

Greens formally announce UFV physics professor for Chilliwack

Tim Cooper is a first-time candidate in provincial politics

University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) engineering physics professor Tim Cooper spent the week gathering nominations and announced Friday he is the BC Green Party candidate for Chilliwack.

He had announced on social media his intention to run and the process to be confirmed when he obtained the required level of support by telephone, instead of obtaining signatures, as a COVID-19 prevention.

His name was also on Friday’s BC Green Party press release about its newest candidates. Cooper’s candidacy is his first.

“I am excited to welcome these candidates to represent the B.C. Greens in their respective communities,” Green leader Sonia Furstenau said in a press release.

“With the overlapping COVID-19, climate, overdose and affordability crises we face, we need real solutions. The BC Greens have a vision for a sustainable province where everyone has access to the services they need to be secure. I’m looking forward to putting forward our plan and working with these candidates to bring forward evidence-based climate action in our province.”

Friday (Oct. 2) at 1 p.m. is the closing of candidate nominations, and Elections BC says a full list will be posted online as soon as possible after the close.

Just before 1 p.m. there were already six names on the ballot for the riding of Chilliwack:

• Josue Anderson – Independent

• Andrew Coombes – Libertarian

• Tim Cooper – BC Green Party

• Dan Coulter – BC NDP

• Diane Janzen – Conservative

• John Martin – BC Liberal

• READ MORE: All your 2020 B.C. Election coverage in one place


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