Ted Adel wins Liberal nod in Copperbelt North

Public servant Ted Adel has won the Liberal nomination in Copperbelt North for the upcoming territorial election.

Public servant Ted Adel has won the Liberal nomination in Copperbelt North for the upcoming territorial election.

Adel beat out Raj Murugaiyan and Mike Pemberton at the party’s nomination meeting on Monday. A total of 233 ballots were cast, and more than 260 people took out memberships in the riding.

Adel said he personally signed up more than 100 new members.

“I think I connected very well with people at the door,” he said.

He said the major issues of interest to people in his riding are assisted living for seniors, expanding hands-on education for children and improving mental health care.

Adel said he’s now putting his team together and will be “hitting the streets right after Labour Day.”

“I’m a face-to-face, hands-on kind of guy,” he said.

Adel currently works as a clerk for the Yukon Liquor Corporation.

Copperbelt North is held by the Yukon Party’s Currie Dixon, who is not seeking re-election. Pat McInroy is the Yukon Party’s candidate in the riding. Andre Bourcier is seeking the NDP nomination.

Pauline Frost was also acclaimed for the Liberals in Old Crow this week, as was Kluane First Nation Chief Mathieya Alatini in the riding of Kluane.

Sally Wright was acclaimed this week as the NDP’s candidate in Kluane.

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