B.C. Greens Strengthen Election Team with New Candidates for Langley-Willowbrook and Surrey-White Rock

June 11, 2024

Lək̓ʷəŋən [Lekwungen] Territory / Victoria B.C. – The B.C. Green Party announces the candidacies of Petrina Arnason for Langley-Willowbrook and Scott Kristjanson for Surrey-White Rock (SWR) in the upcoming 2024 provincial election.

"I am delighted to welcome Petrina and Scott to our dynamic team of candidates for 2024," said Sonia Furstenau, leader of the B.C. Green Party. "Their deep commitment to their communities and innovative leadership reflect the core values of our party."

Petrina Arnason, a former Langley Township Councillor, has a distinguished career in environmental and legal advocacy. "It’s an honour to stand for the B.C. Greens in Langley-Willowbrook," Arnason stated. "My focus is on climate action, addressing homelessness, and enhancing seniors' policies. I am dedicated to fostering collaboration and driving sustainable community solutions."

Arnason's tenure on Langley Township Council was marked by her leadership in adopting a Climate Emergency Declaration and developing comprehensive climate action strategies. She also played a pivotal role in addressing homelessness and supporting seniors, showcasing her holistic approach to public service.

Scott Kristjanson, a former White Rock City Councillor, experienced computer systems developer and university educator, emphasized his commitment to improving the quality of life for British Columbians. "I am running for the B.C. Greens because our community needs strong leadership on housing affordability, improved healthcare, and environmental protection," Kristjanson remarked. "I am committed to making meaningful changes that benefit all White Rock and South Surrey residents."

Kristjanson's achievements include updating the Official Community Plan (OCP) in White Rock to reduce building heights and density, and advocating for environmental protection. His collaboration with the Semiahmoo First Nation highlights his dedication to reconciliation and sustainable development.

With Petrina Arnason and Scott Kristjanson as candidates, the B.C. Green Party is poised to address critical issues in Langley-Willowbrook and Surrey-White Rock. Their candidacies reinforce the party's commitment to transformative and responsible governance.

"As we approach the 2024 provincial election, the B.C. Green Party remains focused on providing real, proven solutions to the challenges our communities face," said Sonia Furstenau. "Petrina and Scott’s history of community leadership will ensure that the voices of Langley-Willowbrook and Surrey-White Rock play a central role in shaping evidence-based policies that will make life better while tackling the serious issues affecting British Columbians today."

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For more information about our candidates, including detailed biographies and high-resolution images, please check the following links:

Download Petrina Arnason’s media kit
Download Scott Kristjanson’s media kit


About the B.C. Green Party

Established in February 1983, the B.C. Green Party holds the distinction of being the oldest Green Party in North America. With a history rooted in environmental advocacy, social justice, and sustainable economics, the B.C. Greens have consistently been on your side, working within government to enact policies that reflect these core values. As an active member of the Global Greens, the party is part of a worldwide network of municipal, regional, and national parties that uphold six fundamental principles: sustainability, participatory democracy, social justice, ecological wisdom, non-violence, and respect for diversity. This commitment ensures that the B.C. Green Party remains a pivotal force in shaping a sustainable and equitable future.

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