Pond disappointed, but moving on

  • May. 22, 2009 8:00 a.m.

Defeated Liberal candidate Herb Pond says he’s disappointed with the results of the May 12 election, but says the people have spoken and he is a big believer in the democratic system.”We ran a good campaign and got our message out there,” Mr. Pond told the Observer in a telephone interview from Prince Rupert, “we just did not break through, in my view, with that large group of people who are still living in poverty.” Mr. Pond was defeated by a wide margin-almost 2,000 votes-by NDP candidate Gary Coons. He is not sure what’s next for him, but plans to do some work on his house and look around at new opportunities.”I plan to stay on the North Coast and still find ways to serve our communities,” Mr. Pond said. Mr. Coons received 4,940 votes of the 8,579 cast, while Mr. Pond polled just 2,981.