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Party Members: Vancouver Mayor and Christy Clark

party members: The field of six candidates includes three veterans with deep cabinet experience, two former big city mayors and a first-time member of the legislature from Metro Vancouver, according to CTV. Mike de Jong, Andrew Wilkinson and Todd Stone were longtime members of Clark's cabinet, joined late her in government by Sam Sullivan, who is also a former Vancouver mayor. An estimated 60,000 party members are eligible to vote online and by phone starting Thursday to replace Christy Clark, who resigned last summer after the New Democrats formed a minority government with the support of the Green party. The field of candidates also includes Michael Lee, a Vancouver lawyer who was elected to the legislature last spring, and Dianne Watts, a former Conservative MP and former mayor of Surrey. In debates, candidates have pointed fingers over the party's fall from power despite heading into the election boasting five consecutive balanced budgets and the strongest economy in Canada. The results of the last May's election, which led to the Liberals eventual downfall in a confidence vote, has figured largely in the contest. ( As reported in the news.