Jas Johal latest star candidate for BC Liberals

Ex-TV reporter turned LNG industry spokesman now enters provincial politics in Richmond-Queensborough

Former Global TV reporter Jas Johal will run for the BC Liberals in the provincial election.

Former Global TV reporter Jas Johal will run for the BC Liberals in the provincial election.

Prominent former TV journalist  Jas Johal has been acclaimed to run as a BC Liberal party candidate in Richmond-Queensborough in the provincial election next May.

Johal, a former Global TV reporter with more than two decades of experience, left journalism in 2014 to become communications director of the B.C. LNG Alliance, a role he left last month.

He also served a one-year term as a government-appointed director on the board of the Fraser Health Authority in 2015-16.

Johal is just one of the high-profile candidate landed by the BC Liberals.

Veteran businesswoman Tracy Redies, former CEO of Coast Capital Savings, is running in Surrey-White Rock.