RICHMOND B.C. – The B.C. Green Party is pleased to announce the nomination of its candidate for Richmond-Steveston, Roy Sakata. Sakata’s experience in education has included roles as a teacher, vice principal, school principal in Prince Rupert and Richmond, and as Principal and Member of the Economic Development Committee of the Gitksan Community of Gitsegukla.
“I am running to become the MLA for Richmond-Steveston in order to strengthen Richmond-Steveston's sense of community,” said Sakata. “This is a continuation of my work as a school principal and community volunteer to help make the Richmond-Steveston electoral district a stronger, more inclusive community neighbourhood. As your Richmond-Steveston MLA, I feel that I will able to see that your needs are voiced in Victoria and help actively achieve the delivery of programs and services matched to the Richmond-Steveston Electoral District’s needs.”
Andrew Weaver, leader of the B.C. Green Party, welcomed Sakata’s nomination.
“I am thrilled to welcome Roy to the B.C. Greens team,” said Weaver. “He is an outstanding advocate for education and his community in Richmond-Steveston. His commitment to his students makes clear his deep passion for education. And his critical work with First Nations is emblematic of the type of considered collaboration the people of B.C. can expect from the B.C. Greens. We are very fortunate to have someone like Roy running in this election.”
Please see http://www.bcgreens.ca/candidate_nominations for a full list of the party’s nomination contestants and candidates to date.
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