VICTORIA B.C. – B.C. Green Party interim leader Adam Olsen announced today that he has re-appointed Jonina Campbell as deputy leader. Deputy leaders are appointed at the discretion of the current leader of the party.
“I gave considerable thought to seeking the permanent leadership of the party, but for personal reasons, will not be entering the race this year,” Campbell said. “I am honoured to continue to work with Adam, with a focus on the rollout of the leadership contest, election readiness and representing the voice of the Lower Mainland.”
Campbell is a teacher in the Richmond School District and a former Chair of the New Westminster School Board. In 2017, she ran as the B.C. Green Party candidate in New Westminster, tripling the party’s voter support to 25%.
“I am very grateful to work with such a competent, professional and dedicated team, including deputy leader Jonina Campbell,'' Olsen said. “Our party has many significant opportunities in the near future like the leadership contest, which will pave the way for our success in the next election scheduled for October 2021. Jonina’s contribution as deputy leader is a major part of these efforts.”
B.C. Green MLA Sonia Furstenau (Cowichan Valley) and Campbell have previously held roles as deputy leaders. Furstenau has notified Olsen that she will not be continuing in her role as deputy leader, as she is seeking the permanent leadership of the party.
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