M-L-A Sam Sullivan has become the first person to announce he’s running in the leadership race for the B-C Liberal Party. In a news release, the two-term M-L-A and former Vancouver mayor says he intends to make reducing housing prices, ending the overdose crisis and introducing a Modified Harmonized Sales Tax his priorities. Leadership of the B.C. Liberal Party became vacant in August when former premier Christy Clark resigned from politics. Other leadership hopefuls have until December 26th to apply and the party says the first of six leadership debates will be held on Oct. 15.