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“I wanna be elected”


Punk rock legend and Bard of Burnaby, Joe Keithley, is running for office again for the B.C. Greens. He is contesting Burnaby-Lougheed on May 9. 

Sixteen years ago, the D.O.A. frontman was host of The Joe Show on, a pioneering Vancouver webcasting outlet that was online from 2000 to 2001. Keithley was part of the eclectic, live election coverage on May 16, 2001, when the BC Liberals won 77 of 79 seats in the B.C. Legislature. The NDP was left with just two seats after a rollercoaster 10 years in office. 

NDP leader Ujjal Dosanjh, B.C.’s first South Asian premier, conceded early and Gordon Campbell celebrated the win at the Wall Centre, owned by major donor Peter Wall. 

Sit back and enjoy Joe’s acoustic rendition of Alice Cooper’s “Elected.” Vote before 8 p.m. and then see who gets elected.