I was born and raised in East Vancouver. My family has deep roots in Vancouver going back over 130 years and generations of my family have stood up to help build a better city, province, and nation. I love my community passionately. My colourful East Van upbringing shaped the individual I am today— a no-nonsense advocate for local issues with economic and social security for all. We have a moral responsibility to care for those who cared for us when we were young, and in so doing we will serve as role models for future generations.
I will work tirelessly to nurture and support our Mom and Pop businesses, our self / underemployed, our struggling young families and our respected elders and veterans. These folks have been both ignored and forgotten by the B.C. Liberals and the B.C. NDP, who expend valuable, ill-afforded resources engaging in unproductive, tasteless mudslinging. More than half of our neighbours did not vote. I want to give people the confidence to know that their vote counts. Apathy and despair has gone on too long. Each election cycle see voters frustrated and exhausted by the same old rhetoric. Let’s move forward with dignity and positive change.