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Wilks confirms he’s running in 2015
In an interview with the Huffington Post, MP David Wilks announced he would be running again in 2015. Wilks announced his plans despite the immense pressures of the job, which he outlined in a post to his Facebook friends, posted online by the news site.
"There's an opportunity for me to make a difference, especially in justice issues, because that's my background with the police," Wilks told the Huffington Post.
Wilks spent 20 years as a member of the RCMP before his jump into politics. He was elected to parliament in the federal election of 2011.
Wilks noted in the post that he hadn't been on Facebook for awhile, though he usually uses it to update his activities daily. He said he has lost the desire lately, because his job as a Member of Parliament is "all consuming and is extremely detrimental to having a normal family life."
Wilks said what he misses most is being with his wife, kids and grandkids.
The article came out on the Huffington Post's B.C. news site on Tuesday, Aug. 26.
In the interview with the online news site, Wilks said if he is re-elected he would stay in politics until he is 60 — he is 54 now.