I have been involved in politics for many years as a campaign worker and volunteer, and have been an activist with different organizations. I now feel that our current toxic political climate requires that more concerned citizens, particularly women and youth, need to get directly involved in shaping our political future.
Running with the BC Greens provides me with this opportunity. The party is open and diverse, funded by individuals, not big corporations or unions. Its policies and platform are based on sound evidence and detailed research, not political soundbites. I am confident they contain the best ideas for a sustainable and prosperous future for our spectacular province.
I grew up in White Rock and went to high school in Surrey, and worked there on the municipal campaign in 2005. I have witnessed the tremendous growth in the area and am concerned that the livability of the community is being sacrificed in the name of rapid development. Surrey-Whalley has tremendous potential to be an affordable and sustainable community for working families, students and seniors, and I look forward to representing the riding in the BC Legislature.