I live in Marpole in the Vancouver-Langara riding and my husband and I have raised our three school-age children here for fifteen years.
In 2014 I was elected as the only Green trustee on the Vancouver School Board (VSB) and as the other trustees were evenly split between Vision and the NPA I could be the swing vote. As a trustee I always based my decisions on what is best for students and believe my evidence-based and considered decision making, building of respectful relationships and effective advocacy served our students well.
The Minister of Education dismissed all nine locally-elected VSB trustees so I am taking this opportunity to champion public education, good governance, meaningful climate leadership and an inclusive 21st-century economy in my campaign to be the next MLA in my home riding.
I look forward to learning more about the issues and concerns as I meet Vancouver-Langara constituents, and also about their hopes for the future of our city and province. I would be proud to serve and represent our community in the provincial legislature.