Regional District of Central Kootenay board chair John Kettle still won’t say if he will run for re-election after four terms. In his twelfth year as an elected official, Kettle has yet to decide if he is going to throw his hat into the ring again.
“For the past 12 years I have on occasion of each election voiced my thoughts about not running,” said Kettle. “I have done this four times and four times I have decided to run. I am 67, rounder than Jabba the Hut and have trouble driving at night especially over the Salmo Creston. In consultation with my wife of 44 years, family, grand kids [nine] and my doctor, I have been advised I may want to think about smelling the roses before I begin pushing up daisies.
“That being said, October 10 is the last day any one can file for this election,” said Kettle. “So, in all honesty I am working on my political ‘bucket list’ and hope to have it completed before that date.”
Kettle was first elected director of Area B (Rural Creston) in 2002. He has chaired the board for almost four years, and was vice-chair before that.