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Indivisible Greater Vancouver issues endorsements

Indivisible Greater Vancouver, the local chapter of a nationwide progressive movement formed in response to the 2016 presidential election, has issued endorsements for local elections this fall. 

While elections in odd-numbered years are nominally nonpartisan, the endorsement from Indivisible may give a clue to some candidates leanings. 

The endorsements include:

Sarah Fox who is squaring off with former Republican County Councilor Jeanne Stewart for a seat on Vancouver City Council.

Divya Jain who is running against Rachel Rogers for Evergreen school board. 

Lisa Messer who is running against Kathy Decker for Vancouver school board. 

Ty Stober who is being challenged by David Regan for his seat on Vancouver City Council. 

Janet Birgenheier and Geni Donaghey, co-leaders of Indivisible Great Vancouver’s endorsement committee, issued a statement on the endorsement:

“We are excited to endorse these candidates and actively support their campaigns. While they are addressing different issues in their respective races, collectively they are aligned with IGV’s values and are putting our values into action.”

Notably, the group didn’t make an endorsement in the special county council election on this November’s ballot that features Democrat Adrian Cortes and Republican incumbent Gary Medvigy.