As a Chemainus resident for the past three years and a member of the Ladysmith Lions Club, Chemainus Residents' Association, and St. Michael and All Angels Anglican Church, I am a dedicated Island person. I also am employed in this area and understand the challenges we face in having access to clean drinking water, affordable housing, balancing tourism with residential priorities, and keeping our waterways safe and clean.
We have four major islands in this riding, as well as several smaller ones. People love the ecosystem we are part of and are passionate about protecting all of the life here. I feel this same passion and will devote myself to its conservation. Having worked near marine traffic, I understand the risks as well as the benefits of moving our products to market. I am devoted to maintaining employment in this sector, as well as in all the independent businesses including farms, dairies, bakeries and the myriad of small businesses in our riding. We must enhance our food security and independence from foreign markets. Education is a top priority, from preschool through trades, apprenticeships and universities. I am a listener and a person of action. I look forward to meeting you.