David Eby running against Christy Clark, again

The man who is the public face of the B.C. Civil Liberty Association will take another shot at unseating Premier Christy Clark in her Vancouver-Point Grey riding.

Eby has been acclaimed as the NDP candidate in Vancouver-Point Grey, and will square off against Clark for a second time in the upcoming 2013 B.C. provincial election.

"I've worked for a number of years in the policy area and I'm certainly familiar with a number of different areas," said Eby.

"The frustration that I've had is the disconnect in British Columbia between evidence-based policy and policy that's demonstrated to work, and what's actually implemented – whether it's on the social side of things, whether it's on the economic side of things or whether it's on the environmental side of things."

Eby came within 500 votes of defeating Clark in a byelection in May 2011.

Eby is stepping down from his position as executive director and spokesperson for the B.C. Civil Liberties Association, but will remain in an administrative role.

Former Vancouver mayor Sam Sullivan is expected to announce Friday he's seeking the B.C. Liberal nomination in Vancouver-False Creek.

The riding is currently held by Liberal MLA Mary McNeil, who annouced in August she would not seek re-election.

Despite his credentials, Sullivan isn't guaranteed the nomination. Other Liberals have also expressed interest, including former Vancouver Liberal MLA Lorne Mayencourt.

Mayencourt says he will decide within the next two weeks if he wants to challenge Sullivan.

Mayencourt says Sullivan's decision to run, as well as his own possible decision, are signs of the building strength in Premier Christy Clark's election team.

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