And then there were four.
Anti-chlorination activist and professional photographer Kim Reimer will run for the Green Party in the Chilliwack riding on May 14.
Reimer and her husband Jake are behind the online petition (at www.chilliwackwater.com) created to protest Fraser Health's edict that the City of Chilliwack start to chlorinate its drinking water.
That petition had 5,591 signatures as of Monday afternoon.
Reimer told the Times she was approached by the party because of the petition.
The Sardis secondary grad said she has no background in politics other than volunteering for the federal Greens.
The addition of a Green candidate has the potential of taking votes away from the NDP.
Local BC Liberals were critical of vote splitting on the right by the upstart BC Conservatives in the Chilliwack-Hope byelection last year. Now, New Democrat candidate Patti MacAhonic might not be too happy to see a Green in the race in Chilliwack for the same reason.
"If there is no Green, typically the Greens will vote NDP," Reimer conceded. "But honestly I think that a lot of things in the Green Party platform will appeal to dissatisfied Conservatives and Liberals."
Reimer and her husband are professional photographers and run a website design company out of their home.
While her name will be on the ballot, Reimer said it's she won't have the financial backing to run a high-profile campaign.
Reimer is up against the NDP's MacAhonic, Liberal John Martin and B.C. Conservative Chad Eros.