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John Horgan is a husband, a father, a former mill worker, a cancer survivor, and the leader of BC’s New Democratic Party.
John has spent most of his life on southern Vancouver Island, and has been an MLA since 2005. John is the first to tell you that much of his success in life comes from the faith others had in him – a generous gift he’s committed to giving back to the people of BC.
John Horgan fights hard on issues that matter to people – working every day to make BC better and to help families get ahead.
He became Premier of BC in July 2017.
Working for you in Abbotsford-Mission
A lifelong commitment to volunteerism, entrepreneurship and the arts drew Pam Alexis to public service, and her love of the Fraser Valley has driven her work ever since. She was first elected as a School Trustee in 2005, and won a seat on Mission Council in 2014. Her reputation for fairness, openness and teamwork lead her to a landslide win in the 2018 Mayoral race.
Prior to politics, she served with many boards and non-profits, including the Mission Chamber of Commerce (Vice-President), the Rotary Club of Mission Midday, and the Sunshine Rotary Club, where she also served as President and earned four Paul Harris Fellowships. As well, she is a former Vice-President for the BC Winter Games.
Growing up in a large Greek family, Pam saw firsthand the lived values of generosity, integrity, and hard work, and she looks forward to championing those same values as the MLA for Abbotsford-Mission.
A strong advocate for the Kootenays.
Brittny Anderson is dedicated to working for our region. She has served on Nelson’s City Council since 2018 and sits on the board of the Regional District of Central Kootenay (RDCK). Brittny has been a strong advocate for action on climate change and increasing services for the most vulnerable people in our communities. She has championed active transportation and has been dedicated to supporting the local small business community through the COVID-19 pandemic.
Brittny Anderson grew up here in the Kootenays. As a young person, she expanded her horizons on a Rotary youth exchange. Driven to make a positive impact on the world, she was elected as LVR’s school Prime Minister. She went on to study at Selkirk College and graduated from UBC Okanagan with a degree in International Relations. She continued her education in Budapest, completing a Master of Science degree in Environmental Science and Policy.
Brittny had followed a diverse career path before entering public life. At the RDCK, she worked in the environmental services department, focused on programs such as recycling and water systems. In 2014, she co-founded The Cannabis Conservancy, a company that facilitates environmental certification for the emerging cannabis industry. With a commitment to science and a passion for sustainability Brittny lead the project management for the development of “Sun and Earth Certified”. This regenerative certification builds upon the principles of organic agriculture, focusing on soil health, onsite nutrient fertility, empowering workers, and fostering community engagement.
Brittny loves long walks with her dog Stella and looks forward to sitting around a campfire on a cool autumn evening with her partner Paul. Family-focused, Brittny is very close with her parents Terry and Deb and brother Sanden.
Experienced leadership for the North Island.
Michele is proud to have called the beautiful North Island her home for over 20 years.
As a leader in local government and a Councillor for the City of Campbell River, Michele has stood up for the community. She serves in various roles with the Comox Strathcona Hospital Board, the Comox Strathcona Solid Waste Management Board, the Strathcona Gardens Commission, the Tourism Advisory Committee, and the Airport Advisory Committee.
Whatever she’s doing, she’s working to get results – improving services that people rely on, protecting the environment, helping families and businesses get ahead, and making life more affordable. She is a fierce advocate for our schools, and has worked to make public education stronger through her work on the School Board and Parent Advisory Committee.
You can count on Michele to work hard for you every day. She and the John Horgan team are looking out for people during this critical time.
Supporting Vancouver-False Creek families.
A tech sector trailblazer, Brenda Bailey understands the challenges small businesses face and the support that’s needed to build an economic recovery that works for everyone.
Brenda is a collaborative leader who listens and then delivers. In 2011, she started Canada’s first woman-owned and operated video game studio in response to the lack of high-quality games being developed for women and girls.
A Vancouver-False Creek resident for a decade, Brenda chose to open her first business in Yaletown in 2004 and knows firsthand that years of Liberal tax breaks and special deals for the rich and powerful hurt BC small business owners.
As part of John Horgan’s team, Brenda will work to ensure investments are made in skills training, tax relief for small businesses, and better wages that help create good jobs and support working people.
As a working mother of three Brenda is a fierce advocate for affordable child care and is ready to work with John Horgan to build on the fastest creation of child care spaces in BC’s history, by providing more spaces at $10 a day.
Brenda and John Horgan are focused on keeping people safe and healthy while building an economic recovery that works for everyone.
Working for you in Surrey-Newton.
Harry Bains has lived in Surrey for over 35 years. His two children were born and raised here, and both went to Surrey public schools. He’s seen Surrey grow into a thriving, diverse community and is proud to live here.
Elected four times as an MLA, Harry has stood up for Surrey. He has worked to help individuals and families, and with community and business groups to improve our community.
Harry has fought to improve our public transportation and to reduce the long wait times at Surrey Memorial Hospital. He stood with parents to demand funding to build more schools and pressured the BC Liberal government for a crime reduction strategy.
As the Minister of Labour, Harry has been working hard every day for British Columbia’s workers and employers, to create good-paying jobs that last.
Whether it’s making your life more affordable or making sure kids and families get the support they need, Harry’s priority is always you.
A strong voice for Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows.
Lisa Beare grew up in Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows. She knows first-hand just how wonderful these communities are – especially as a place to raise her young family.
As an active community member and a Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows School Board Trustee, Lisa has a proven record of standing up for our children’s education. Her time on the school board and her own experiences as a mother led her to become an advocate for quality public education for all British Columbians.
As an MLA, Lisa has worked hard every day to make government work for people again. She and John Horgan have been putting hard-working British Columbians and their families first, making life more affordable, improving education, and creating good paying jobs. As the Minister of Tourism, Arts, and Culture, she has proudly championed the artists, creators, and natural wonders that make British Columbia such a spectacular place to visit and to live.
Lisa is here to stand up for what’s important to you and your neighbours in Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows. You can be sure that she and John Horgan are on your side.
A strong, progressive voice for you in Surrey-Guildford.
Garry Begg has been involved in progressive law enforcement leadership with the RCMP for nearly 40 years.
His years of experience serving Surrey gave him a deep understanding of the issues facing this community. As a father and a grandfather, he knows the importance of giving kids and schools the tools they need to succeed — now and later in life.
Garry is proud to have been part of John Horgan’s BC NDP government. Together, they’ve been working to fix overcrowding in Surrey schools, invest in public transit to ease traffic congestion, and raise the minimum wage to $15 per hour.
Garry and his BC NDP colleagues are making BC better for people, and helping families get ahead. You can trust that he’s on your side.
Standing up for you in Surrey-Fleetwood.
A long-time Surrey resident with his wife Rajwant and their children Noor and Fateh, Jagrup Brar knows firsthand what matters to our community.
For over a decade, Jagrup worked in the public and nonprofit sectors. As the Executive Director of the Surrey Self Employment and Entrepreneur Development Society (SEEDS), he trained entrepreneurs to develop and launch successful small businesses.
As the MLA for Surrey Panorama & Fleetwood from 2004 to 2013, Jagrup was a champion for our community. He was re-elected in 2017.
Jagrup is proud to have been part of John Horgan’s BC NDP government. Together they’ve worked to fix overcrowding in Surrey schools, invest in public transit to ease traffic congestion, and raise the minimum wage to $15 per hour.
Jagrup and his BC NDP colleagues are making BC better for people, and helping families get ahead. You can trust that he’s on your side.
A fearless voice for Vancouver-West End.
Since being first-elected in 2008, Spencer Chandra Herbert has been proud to stand up for the people of Vancouver West End and the issues that matter to them.
A well-known community and human rights activist, Spencer has been voted Vancouver’s Unsung Hero by readers of the Westender and voted Best MLA by readers of the Georgia Straight twice.
During his time in the BC Legislature, Spencer has stood up for renters facing illegal evictions, worked to reduce homelessness by founding Vancouver’s Rent Bank, led the successful fight to explicitly protect transgender people in BC’s Human Rights Code, had the government name the Pacific Salmon British Columbia’s Official Fish, supported the BC Arts Council and restored an industry-led tourism marketer.
Before becoming an MLA, Spencer was an award-winning artist and arts producer working primarily in theatre and dance, he was the associate producer of the United Nations World Urban Festival and served as an elected Vancouver Park Board commissioner from 2005 to 2008.
Since helping the BC NDP form government in 2017, Spencer has championed increased protections for renters, pushed for further action on the overdose crisis. He works hard every day to make your life more affordable, protect the services you count on and build a sustainable economy that works for everyone.
Spencer and his BC NDP colleagues are making BC better for people, and helping families get ahead. You can trust that he’s on your side.
Standing up for North Vancouver-Seymour.
Raised on the North Shore, Susie has called the Lynn Valley home since 1988 and established her family here. She has dedicated her life to caring for and protecting people – as a Registered Nurse with Vancouver Coastal Health and as a member of the Royal Canadian Navy Reserves for 40 years.
Susie is always looking out for people in this community. She and her husband have been foster parents for 12 years, providing a safe home for teenage girls in crisis and supporting them to get back to their families. Susie has helped people in the area to be more active and has led community participation in local running events.
Susie’s family runs a small business, and she understands what businesses in the community need to thrive and grow. She will work hard for you on the issues that matter – strengthening healthcare, improving the services people rely on, protecting the environment, and making life more affordable.
Susie will fight for you and the things that matter to you. She will work hard every day to improve healthcare, invest in our schools, and make life better and more affordable for families.
A champion for the people of Burnaby-Lougheed.
Katrina is fighting for you, to build a stronger future here in Burnaby – investing in our schools, protecting the environment, and strengthening healthcare. As Minister of State for Child Care, Katrina has worked hard to deliver thousands of new safe and affordable child care spaces across the province. She has stood up for families – including thousands here in Burnaby – to boost benefits for parents and make life more affordable.
Katrina is a strong voice for Burnaby, and is fighting for you on the issues that matter most.
Working hard for you in Burnaby-Edmonds.
Burnaby is a diverse and vibrant community. It’s a great place to live and Raj Chouhan has worked hard to make it even better.
Since immigrating to Canada in 1973, Raj has worked to improve the lives of everyday people. He was the founding president of the Canadian Farmworkers’ Union, and served as the director of bargaining for the Hospital Employees Union for 18 years. He also served as a member of the Labour Relations Board of BC and the Arbitration Bureau of BC.
A founding member of the BC Organization to Fight Racism, Raj has worked relentlessly in promoting human rights and racial equality. As a member of John Horgan’s BC NDP government, he has been instrumental in the resurrection of the BC Human Rights Commission.
Raj understands that an MLA’s job is to make your life better. You can be sure that he and John Horgan are always on your side.
Working for you.
George Chow knows how to work for our community.
Twice elected to Vancouver City Council, George has also served on the boards of the Vancouver Public Library and SUCCESS. He is a past president of the Chinese Benevolent Association of Vancouver, where he strived to reach out to other communities, and the Vice Chair of the Chinese Cultural Centre of Greater Vancouver.
George is also a Director of the Urban Spirit Foundation, an honourary Director of the Boys and Girls Clubs of South Coast BC, and an Advisor to the Vancouver Chinatown Merchants Association.
Working in local government and with the community, George knows how important it is for people to have a government working for them — making life more affordable, investing in $10-a-day childcare, ending MSP fees, building transit, and taking real action for affordable housing. As the Minister of State for Trade, he is proud to have promoted British Columbia as a great place to work, live, and do business.
George Chow is on your side. You can trust that he’s working hard for you.
Working for Kootenay West.
Katrine Conroy has represented the West Kootenays as MLA since 2005. Since 2017, she has been British Columbia’s Minister of Children and Family Development, as well as Minister Responsible for the Columbia Basin Trust, Columbia Power Corporation, and the Columbia River Treaty.
While in opposition Katrine, was the caucus whip in addition to being spokesperson for Seniors, Interior Economic Development, Labour, Columbia Power Corporation, Columbia Basin Trust, and the Columbia River Treaty.
Katrine had a varied career before becoming an MLA. She was one of BC’s first female power engineers, and has worked as an early childhood educator, Executive Director of a multi-service non-profit agency, a college instructor, and a small business person.
Together with her husband Ed, Katrine raised four children and has nine grandchildren and, for 42 years, has lived on their ranch in Pass Creek.
Experienced leadership in Chilliwack.
As chair of the Chilliwack Board of Education, Dan Coulter knows that investments in teachers and schools by John Horgan and the BC NDP team have made a significant difference in the lives of children and youth. As the president of CUPE 3787 and a millwright who was severely injured in a workplace accident in 1999, Dan believes in government that thinks workers should come home safe each night.
He is deeply committed to his community, including serving on the Mayor’s Task Force on Inclusion, Diversity and Accessibility, and is a director for the Chilliwack Restorative Justice Society.
Dan wants to get to work supporting the people of Chilliwack and being part of the John Horgan BC NDP team that works for everyone, not just the wealthy and the well-connected.
Nathan Cullen stands up for people and what matters to this community - and he gets results. He proudly served as a Member of Parliament for the riding of Skeena - Bulkley Valley for 15 years, from 2004 to 2019.
Nathan works hard to make life better for people, he was named a Parliamentarian of the Year multiple times and helped create laws to ban asbestos and keep the northwest free of fish farms and oil tankers. He proudly encouraged the participation of young people in the creation of new laws and supported young entrepreneurs in the Northwest to start and grow their businesses.
Whether it's making your life more affordable or making sure kids and families get the support they need, Nathan Cullen's priority is always you.
A hardworking advocate for Maple Ridge-Mission.
A father of five children, Bob is proud to live in — and represent — Maple Ridge-Mission, one of the fastest growing spots in the Lower Mainland.
Before joining the BC Legislature in 2017, Bob D’Eith spent 25 years helping Canadian musicians achieve their dreams. As Executive Director of Music BC, he was a fierce advocate for the music industry and co-creator of the award-winning artist development program “The PEAK Performance Project”.
He is also a two-time JUNO Award nominated recording artist.
As part of John Horgan’s BC NDP government, Bob has been working hard every day to make life better for everyday British Columbians. That includes helping eliminate MSP, funding schools and students, reducing healthcare wait times, and investing in arts and culture across the province.
Bob understands that an MLA’s job is to make your life better. He and John Horgan are working for you.
Dedicated to our community.
Mitzi Dean has spent the last 30 years helping the most vulnerable people in our community.
As former executive director of the Pacific Centre Family Services Association, Mitzi oversaw a team that every year helped 1,600 women, children, families, seniors, and men who were affected by trauma, violence, and mental health challenges.
As an important member of John Horgan’s BC NDP government, Mitzi has been committed to affordable, accessible child care, protecting our coast, and investing in affordable housing. A champion for women’s rights, she has also served as British Columbia’s first Parliamentary Secretary for Gender Equity.
Whether it’s making your life more affordable or making sure kids and families get the support they need, Mitzi’s priority is always you.
Working for you in Vancouver Kingsway.
Adrian Dix was first elected as MLA for Vancouver-Kingsway in 2005 and re-elected in 2009, 2013, and 2017.
He lives in Collingwood and his work has always been inspired by the place and people of Vancouver-Kingsway.
Over the last 15 years, Adrian has stood shoulder-to-shoulder with the community to: save neighbourhood schools from closure; expand the Collingwood Neighbourhood House; create the new RISE Community Health Centre on Joyce Street; rebuild the Sunny Hill Health Centre on Slocan Street for children; and improve safety at Skytrain stations.
And amid a global pandemic, Adrian has risen to the duty of leading the province’s COVID-19 response as the Minister of Health.
You can count on Adrian to do as he always has – represent his community with commitment, help his neighbours and constituents achieve their goals, and work hard for a better BC for everyone.
Fighting for you in Coquitlam-Burke Mountain
As a long-time resident, former city councillor and Member of Parliament for Coquitlam, Fin knows and understands our community. He has seen the devastating impact COVID-19 has had on his neighbours and local businesses.
With his extensive political and community experience, Fin is ready to help John Horgan and the BC NDP ensure a stable recovery and stronger BC for everyone.
During his time in Ottawa, Fin introduced bills to protect West Coast waters. He founded the All Party Oceans Caucus, a group of MPs and Senators that put politics aside to promote ocean health.
Prior to being elected in 2002, Fin was a well-known community and environmental advocate completing 14 environmental marathon swims, including twice swimming the 1,375 km length of the Fraser River. Fin was honoured by the Squamish Nation for his stewardship work, and given the name, Iyim Yewyews, which means Orca or “strong swimmer in the animal world."
Fin is the founder of the Rivershed Society of BC and lives in Coquitlam with his wife Lynda.
Standing up for Langley East.
As a single mother of two, Langley school board chair, small business owner, and farmer, Megan is deeply connected to her community of Langley.
Megan and the BC NDP want to make sure our kids have the best start possible. Over the last 10 years, she has been working hard as the Langley school board chair to make our public education system better for kids and families.
As a small business owner, Megan knows, now more than ever, how important it is for people to be at the centre of BC’s economic recovery. She will be a strong voice for her community, making sure businesses and people are supported.
Megan works hard to get results for people in her community. She knows how important agriculture is to the economy of the Fraser Valley and has experience as a member of the Langley Agriculture and Economic Advisory Committee, Chairperson of the Blueberry Canon Taskforce, and a founding member of Langley 4-H Poultry Club.
Megan wants to get more for Langley. She and John Horgan are working for you.
David Eby is working hard for you as MLA for Vancouver-Point Grey.
Every day, life is getting harder for the people of BC. We’re working harder, but we just can’t get ahead. Christy Clark gave millionaires a tax break and made us pay for it with higher MSP, Hydro and ICBC fees. It’s time for a change.
David is standing with John Horgan and the BC NDP because after 16 years of Christy Clark and her friends, it’s time for a government that works for you.
Together, we can build a better BC – with great schools, reliable healthcare, good jobs, a clean environment – and a better future for our families.
Working for Vancouver-Kensington.
When Mable Elmore was elected in 2009, she made history as the first person of Filipino heritage to become an MLA in BC. Since then, she’s worked hard every day to make life better for the people of Vancouver-Kensington.
Building community engagement and connecting people around issues that matter to them is important to Mable. She has worked hard on numerous progressive causes that matter to British Columbians, including migrant, immigrant, social justice, and workers’ rights issues.
As the Parliamentary Secretary for Poverty Reduction, Mable has focused on making life more affordable for all British Columbians.
Mable is proud to stand with John Horgan and the BC NDP. Together, they’re committed to making government work for people again.
Working for you in Port Coquitlam.
Mike Farnworth has called Port Coquitlam home for over 50 years. He grew up in our community and has been proud to serve it in a number of roles. He currently serves as British Columbia’s Solicitor General.
Mike has a long record of standing up for the issues and values important to Port Coquitlam residents. He served us as a three-term City Councillor, was first elected MLA in 1991 and has been re-elected four times.
As our representative, Mike has never forgotten where he comes from or who we works for. He always puts Port Coquitlam first.
Whether it’s standing up for a properly-funded education and healthcare system, improved transportation choices, protecting our natural environment or fighting for changes to the justice system, Mike has a record of delivering results on behalf of local residents.
Mike is proud to stand with Premier John Horgan and the BC NDP. Together, they’re making government work for people again.
Working for Victoria-Swan Lake.
Rob Fleming was first elected as a BC NDP MLA in 2005. Most recently, he has served as Minister of Education in John Horgan’s government.
As a father of two school-aged children and a strong advocate for public education, Rob has witnessed the damage 16 years of BC Liberal choices caused to public education and is determined to repair it.
Rob’s long track record of community involvement in Victoria dates back to his days as a student at the University of Victoria, where he spearheaded the creation of the universal bus pass for students, the first of its kind in British Columbia.
Before Rob was an MLA, he served two terms as a Victoria City Councilor. He chaired the city’s finance committee and represented Victoria at the Capital Regional District, the Victoria Regional Transit Commission, the Capital Region Housing Corporation, and Tourism Victoria. As a City Councillor, Rob was a leading advocate for public transit and affordable housing.
Rob is proud to have served as part of John Horgan’s BC NDP government. They won’t leave British Columbians behind.
Working for you in Port Moody-Coquitlam.
Rick Glumac served on Port Moody City Council for six years before being elected to represent you in Victoria.
As your local MLA, Rick is dedicated to protecting and improving the services you count on. He worked to save the public lands around Eagle Ridge Hospital and championed a new urgent primary care centre for our community.
As Parliamentary Secretary for Technology, Rick has worked to grow BC’s tech sector. Previously, Rick was a software engineer and computer graphics supervisor, working on popular video games, mobile apps, and animated films like Shrek 2 and Madagascar.
Experienced leadershp for Richmond-Steveston.
Kelly Greene is a champion for our Richmond community and is fighting for you, to make sure our recovery is centred on people and the services they need. She has a proven track record on City Council and in our community, connecting and working with people to get things done. Kelly delivers on commitments, whether that is protecting our schools or saving Richmond farmland from rampant speculation.
Kelly will be a strong voice for Richmond-Steveston as she takes on the critical issues for our community. That means making sure our infrastructure, hospitals, and services keep up with our growing population, making sure families have the housing and child care they need, making life more affordable, and protecting the Fraser River and our environment to build a cleaner, stronger future.
We need our representatives to work for us – and Kelly is working hard for you, every day!
George Heyman is an outstanding advocate for Vancouver-Fairview.
First elected in 2013, he has stood up for housing, for transit, and for our kids’ schools. A former director of the Sierra Club, George speaks out for our environment and for building a modern and sustainable economy by developing clean technologies right here in our province.
As the Minister of Environment and Climate Change Strategy, George is proud to have defended our coast and helped build a better BC. He knows John Horgan’s plan for effective climate action will work, generate thousands of lasting jobs, and put money back in the pockets of everyday British Columbians.
George is a passionate advocate in Victoria for issues facing his constituents, including education, healthcare, the arts, child care, workers’ rights, transit, and affordable housing.
You can be sure that George and John Horgan are working hard for you, every day.
Dedicated to North Delta.
Fifteen years ago, Ravi Kahlon and his wife chose North Delta – with its good public schools, access to nature, and reasonable commute to all areas of Metro Vancouver – as the community where they would raise a family.
Fifteen years later, Ravi’s family couldn’t be happier to have embraced North Delta, and grateful that North Delta has embraced their family, too – electing Ravi as its MLA in 2017.
A two-time Olympian in Field Hockey for Team Canada and an active community member, Ravi volunteers on the boards of the Delta Parks and Recreation Committee, the Tapestry Foundation and Men’s High Performance for Field Hockey BC. He’s also an inductee into the Delta Sports Hall of Fame.
As the Parliamentary Secretary for Sport and Multiculturalism, Ravi was instrumental in bringing back British Columbia’s Human Rights Commission. Most recently he served as Parliamentary Secretary for Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations, and Rural Development.
Ravi understands that an MLA’s job is to make your life better. You can be sure that he and John Horgan are always on your side.
Anne puts you and your family first.
As a three-term Burnaby City Councillor, Anne knows the issues that face people in Burnaby. She understands how government works and how to fight for you.
After immigrating to British Columbia as a child, Anne has lived in Burnaby for more than 30 years, and been an active community volunteer since she was eight years old. Her commitment to service earned her the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal in 2012 for her contribution to Canada.
A former teacher and a mother to two young children, Anne has seen firsthand the damage the BC Liberals did to public education in BC, and understands the positive impact that affordable, accessible child care will have for families across British Columbia.
As Minister of Citizens’ Services, Anne has been a champion for the rights of older British Columbians, working to ensure they get the support they need to succeed and thrive.
Anne understands that an MLA’s job is to make your life better. She and John Horgan are working for you.
A champion for you in the Comox Valley.
As a three-term Courtenay Councillor, Ronna-Rae has spent decades working for families and seniors in the Comox Valley. With her husband Ron, she raised her children here and has worked to protect the valley’s environment.
A strong defender of our environment, Ronna-Rae previously served as an elected Trustee of the Sandwick Water Improvement District, as well as serving as an environmental researcher, educator, and project manager.
As a member of John Horgan’s BC NDP government, Ronna-Rae has been standing up for what’s important to the people of the Comox Valley. Together they’re investing in health and seniors’ care and funding students and schools. They’re committed to protecting our environment with an effective climate action plan that reduces pollution, puts money back in your pocket, and creates well-paying jobs that last.
You can count on Ronna-Rae and John Horgan to be on your side, working for you.
Ready to work for you in Victoria-Beacon Hill
Grace Lore is a mother of two and is proud to live in Victoria-Beacon Hill. Grace teaches at the University of Victoria and is a community organizer, anti-violence advocate, and researcher.
As part of John Horgan’s team, Grace will work hard on the issues that matter to families and workers across Victoria – with an integrated approach to housing, climate action, and socially supportive communities. This includes affordable and accessible housing and child care, as well as relief for your family budget.
Community means everything to Grace - she sits on the Fernwood, North Park, and Quadra Village neighbourhood planning group, is a volunteer at the Victoria Sexual Assault Centre, a member of a national advisory panel for Canadian Women’s Foundation, and an Affordable Fernwood organizer.
At UVic, Grace teaches Canadian politics, gender and politics, and research methods. Her current research includes social media harassment and online violence. Outside the academic world, Grace supports not-for-profit organizations to engage with community and navigate systemic change. Her recent work includes sexual assault response policy with the Victoria Sexual Assault Centre.
Smart leadership in North Vancouver–Lonsdale.
Bowinn Ma has served as MLA for North Vancouver-Lonsdale since May 2017 and was appointed Minister of State for Infrastructure in 2020.
An advocate for more environmentally, socially responsible transportation, Bowinn led the Integrated North Shore Transportation Planning Project (INSTPP) in 2018. INSTPP led the first-ever feasibility study for rapid transit across the Burrard Inlet was and continues to guide regional transportation planning for all levels of government on the North Shore.
Bowinn has championed investments for the North Shore in housing, child care, and education. She is an ardent believer in the climate emergency and has also made headlines for speaking publicly about difficult topics like racism, sexism, and eating disorders.
Bowinn previously served as Parliamentary Secretary for TransLink and as the Chair for the Select Standing Committee on Crown Corporations. Prior to being first elected, Bowinn managed terminal expansion and redevelopment projects for the Vancouver Airport Authority.
Bowinn is the Canadian-born daughter of Taiwanese immigrants and lives in North Vancouver with her partner and two cats. Bowinn can often be found engaging with community members on the streets of North Vancouver-Lonsdale with her Bowinn MAbile.
She is a licensed Professional Engineer (P.Eng.) with a degree in civil engineering (BASc), a masters from the UBC Sauder School of Business (MM), and a certified Project Management Professional (PMP).
Bowinn works hard every day to help build a better BC for all of us. You can be sure that she and John Horgan are always on your side.
Working for you in Nanaimo.
Sheila Malcolmson has a proven record of serving our community and getting results for people.
Starting in 2002, Sheila was elected to the Islands Trust for four consecutive terms. In 2008, she was elected Chair of the Islands Trust Council. In 2015 she was elected as federal MP for Nanaimo-Ladysmith.
On January 30, 2019, she was elected as the provincial MLA for Nanaimo.
Sheila is known for bringing people from different backgrounds together to work for a common cause: workers, small businesses, First Nations, community groups, and students.
As Chair of Islands Trust Council, she worked with all levels of government, championing campaigns for fair ferry service, marine safety, and oil spill prevention. She signed a government-to-government protocol between the Snuneymuxw First Nation and the Islands Trust – establishing a relationship of respect and cooperation in planning, land use management, and heritage conservation.
Sheila lives on Gabriola Island with her partner Howard, a fisheries biologist and climate change researcher.
Melanie Mark is working hard for you as MLA for Vancouver-Mount Pleasant.
Raised in East Vancouver, Melanie has spent her life standing up for the Vancouver-Mount Pleasant community, volunteering for multiple community organizations – as a Big Sister, at the Youth Custody Centres, and with the Urban Native Youth Association.
She co-founded the Vancouver Aboriginal Community Policing Centre, worked with the Native Courtworkers Association, Covenant House Vancouver, and was the National Aboriginal Project Coordinator with Save the Children Canada’s Sacred Lives project.
A proud mother of two girls, she is a champion for youth — particularly children in care.
Melanie is proud to stand with John Horgan and the BC NDP and a government working for you.
Working for you in Langley.
Andrew is a lawyer and active member of the Langley community. He is the Executive Director of the BC Building Trades Council and serves on the University of the Fraser Valley Board of Governors and the City of Langley’s Crime Prevention Task Group. Andrew was raised in Langley and lives in the community with his wife and young daughter.
Working for you.
Josie has lived in Tofino for over 20 years, first moving here to work as a fisheries biologist for the Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council. She stands up for our community and puts the people who live here first.
As the Mayor of Tofino, Josie has fought to get better services to the region, make life more affordable, and make life better for families and businesses that call this place home. She has served as Chair of the Board for the Island Coastal Economic Trust, and in 2017, she was appointed by the BC Minister of Environment and Climate Change to the BC Clean Growth and Climate Action Advisory Council.
Josie is committed to helping solve the climate crisis, and building a cleaner and stronger future where everyone can get ahead. Josie is also committed to keeping people safe during the pandemic and she will keep fighting to put the province on the right track.
Josie lives with her husband on 10 acres in Tofino with her dog, two goats, and a coop full of chickens.
Josie will work hard for you every day, and she will get results.
Standing up for Chilliwack-Kent.
Kelli is looking out for people in Chilliwack-Kent. She has dedicated her career to supporting families and people in the community living sector.
When it comes to making life better and more affordable for people, Kelli is ready to roll her sleeves up and join John Horgan’s BC NDP team. Kelli, her husband, and their son and daughter have strong roots in Chilliwack and are committed to making it an even better community for all. She volunteers in the community, dedicating her time to local groups that support youth and victims of crime. Kelli is passionate about building a diverse and inclusive community where everyone is accepted and respected.
Kelli wants to get to work supporting the people of Chilliwack-Kent and being part of a government building an economic recovery that benefits everyone.
Keeping Saanich strong.
Lana Popham knows how incredible it is to call Saanich home and is dedicated to this special place.
A long-term resident of Saanich, Lana knows how important the services we all depend on are for our quality of life. That’s why Lana is part of John Horgan’s team, working hard with the BC NDP team to make life better for people.
As an MLA, Lana has been looking out for you in Saanich by bringing more affordable housing, delivering new child care spaces to the region, completing major safety improvements to the Pat Bay Highway, and getting a new urgent primary care centre for the community – which is opening this fall in the North Quadra neighbourhood, so people can get the care they need, closer to home.
Lana has represented Saanich South as the MLA since 2009, and most recently served as the Minister of Agriculture in John Horgan’s government. As minister, she has worked hard to promote local food and support local farmers with an initiative called Feed BC, Grow BC, Buy BC. Thanks in part to her work, BC’s agricultural and food processing sector had its highest revenue ever in 2019 – meaning more money in the pockets of local farmers and entrepreneurs, and more delicious BC products enjoyed by all British Columbians.
Lana’s record of achievement was also recognized by the Times Colonist, which awarded her the Readers’ Choice Hardest Working MLA award for 2019. Before becoming an MLA, she was a farmer and small business entrepreneur, starting the first certified organic vineyard on Vancouver Island.
Lana is fighting for you in Saanich – making sure our community gets the services it needs, and that Saanich is always a vibrant, welcoming, and safe place to live.
Working for you in Surrey-Whalley.
Bruce Ralston understands what matters to British Columbians. First elected to the legislature in 2005, he was appointed Opposition Spokesperson for Natural Gas Development, Trade, Immigration, and Multiculturalism in July 2014. Born in Victoria, he has degrees in history and law from the University of British Columbia and a degree in history from the University of Cambridge in England.
Bruce operated his own law firm in Surrey for many years, and served as a member of the Vancity Savings Credit Union board of directors. He also served as a councillor on Surrey City Council from 1988 to 1993, where he advocated for planned development of healthy neighbourhoods for Surrey families. He is a former member of the Boards of Directors of Surrey Memorial Hospital and the Surrey Public Library.
As a father of three, Bruce works hard to make life in BC more affordable, to protect the services we all count on, and to keep building a sustainable economy that works for everyone. As the Minister of Jobs, Trade, and Technology, he has been proud to stand up for BC workers and good-paying jobs that last.
Bruce is proud to stand with John Horgan and the BC NDP. Together, they’re committed to making government work for people again.
A hardworking advocate for Oak Bay-Gordon Head.
Murray Rankin lives in Oak Bay with his spouse, Linda Hannah, the past Regional Vice President of the Nature Conservancy of Canada. They met at a founding board meeting of the Western Canada Wilderness Committee. They have two adult sons, Ben and Mark.
Murray practices law in Victoria, as associate counsel to Arvay Finlay, and works primarily in the public law field, including environmental and aboriginal law. He holds law degrees from the University of Toronto and Harvard Law School.
He was elected as the Member of Parliament for Victoria and served from 2012 until 2019. In this role, he was appointed Justice critic, Health critic and also served as House Leader. He championed climate action and environmental protection, accessible healthcare and child care, and respectful reconciliation with Indigenous peoples. He was voted by MPs of all parties as a top-three finalist for Hardest Working Parliamentarian. When he left federal politics, the Prime Minster appointed him the first Chair of the National Security and Intelligence Review Agency.
In his previous career as a UVic professor of law, he taught environmental law and helped build groups such as West Coast Environmental Law Association and the BC Public Interest Advocacy Centre. More recently, he served as community co-chair of the Environmental Law Centre at the University of Victoria, a student-run legal clinic doing public interest work in environmental law.
Murray will work hard to rebuild an economy that works better for more people.
A strong voice for the North Coast.
Jennifer Rice believes in the strength and resilience of people on the North Coast. Since being elected as an MLA in 2013, she has worked hard to keep communities here healthy, inclusive, and sustainable.
Through years of working with environmental non-profits and northern community groups, Jennifer has built strong relationships with commercial and sport fishers, tourism operators, and First Nations who all depend on a healthy marine environment for long-term viability.
As the Parliamentary Secretary for Emergency Preparedness, Jennifer has helped ensure our province is ready for emergencies or natural disasters. She has also worked hard on the issues you care about every day – more affordability, access to reliable healthcare and great schools, and building a sustainable economy with good-paying jobs that last.
Jennifer understands that an MLA’s job is to make your life better. She and John Horgan are working for you.
Working hard for Coquitlam-Maillardville.
Helping people is a big part of Selina’s life. Since 2013, she’s worked for the people of Coquitlam-Maillardville as their MLA. She has also served as the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing.
As a Coquitlam city councilor, Selina advocated for the rights of taxpayers, fought to protect the health of children and families by introducing a local ban on cosmetic pesticides, and worked to improve access for people with disabilities as chair of the Coquitlam Universal Access-Ability Advisory Committee.
Prior to being elected, Selina had a home-based family therapy practice, was the Director of Development for SHARE Family and Community Services, and was a Counselling Instructor and Program Developer at the University of British Columbia’s Life and Learning Centre and Vancouver Community College. Selina is also a member of the Coquitlam Terry Fox Run organizing committee and the Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce Membership Committee.
As the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing she has worked hard to help all British Columbians access safe, secure, and affordable housing where they can thrive.
Selina lives with her husband Dan in the Ranch Park neighbourhood of Coquitlam-Maillardville where they raised their now adult children, Aaron and Leya.
Selina knows the job of an MLA is to help her community grow and thrive. You can be sure that she and John Horgan are working for you.
Working for you in Burnaby North.
Janet Routledge has spent her entire career in the service of working people. A union leader and community activist, Janet is focused on helping people access quality healthcare, assert their rights, and generally reach their full potential as citizens of this great province.
A life-long feminist, Janet has been front and centre in the fight for women’s rights. She took a leadership role in the effort to win pay equity settlements from the federal government, and she made it a priority that the voices of women – especially racialized women – were heard as positions of authority. She was a founding member of the Everywoman’s Health Centre and served for several years on its board of directors.
Getting results for people is one of Janet’s many passions. She’s represented workers on the federal Employment Insurance Appeals Board, and she was granted commenter status in the National Energy Board hearings on the Kinder Morgan pipeline expansion. As the MLA for Burnaby North she’s proud to have stood up for issues that matter in our community – and to have delivered solutions that make a difference.
Janet understands that an MLA’s job is to make your life better. You can be sure that she and John Horgan are always on your side.
Working for Nanaimo and North Cowichan.
Doug Routley knows our island communities are great places to live. And he has dedicated his career to making them better.
Elected four times as an MLA, Doug has stood up for our housing, healthcare, and seniors’ care, for forestry and our local mid-island economy. He has fought for our kids’ schools, drawing on his previous experience as a school trustee.
Before joining the BC legislature, Doug worked as a sawmill worker, treeplanter, business owner, school custodian, and school trustee. His diverse work experience gives him insight into the unique challenges and opportunities of life in Nanaimo-North Cowichan, along with a very close and practical grasp of what’s important to the people who live here.
Doug stands with John Horgan and the BC NDP because it’s time for a better BC — with great schools, reliable healthcare, good jobs, and a clean environment.
Doug understands that it’s an MLA’s job to make your life better. He and John Horgan are on your side.
Standing up for Boundary-Similkameen.
Roly Russell was born and raised in rural Grand Forks, and is proud to call this place home. Roly and his wife Christine, along with their two children Juno and Gabriel, appreciate the endless recreational opportunities, support for local food, and tight-knit community here.
In 2018, Roly stepped up for this community, when the 2018 floods devastated Grand Forks. He worked tirelessly to assist residents in need, work with emergency operations, and secure provincial and federal help.
Roly is looking out for you and has been an elected leader with the Regional District and the Association of Kooteney Boundary Local Governments, chaired the local Credit Union, and led the West Kootenay and Boundary Regional Hospital District.
Roly is deeply passionate about agriculture, food security, and sustainable forestry and will be a tireless advocate for Boundary-Similkameen’s robust farming economy. He has a background in ecology and has developed local food strategies, co-founded an agricultural society, sat on the board of the Certified Organic Association of BC, and operated his own farm.
Roly cares about the issues that matter here, and will stand up for rural BC, public education, healthcare, and the environment – working hard every day to make life better and more affordable for people in the Boundary-Similkameen.
Harwinder Sandhu is working for you.
Harwinder is happy to call Vernon home. A well-known community activist and nurse at Vernon Jubilee Hospital, she has worked in healthcare for over 15 years. Raised on a farm, she was able to begin nursing with the support of her parents.
Harwinder’s commitment to public service is inspired by her own personal experience of overcoming hardship. She knows how hard it can be to make ends meet and get by. After being left widowed with two toddlers, the experience of being a single, working mother required all her strength. Now married to healthcare worker Baljit, together they are raising three children.
Harwinder is looking out for you – when it comes to strengthening healthcare, protecting people’s rights, and making life better and more affordable for families. She has fought for better healthcare for everyone and fair treatment for nurses with the BC Nurses Union, and advocated for initiatives like the Vernon Food Bank, Sock it to Poverty, Coldest Night of the Year, and the Heart and Stroke Foundation. She launched a petition to end hospital parking fees and is standing up for decent wages, housing, the environment, fighting climate change, and support for small businesses.
With Harwinder you can count on someone who will fight for you to make life better.
Standing up for the people of Vancouver-Hastings.
Niki is a lawyer and community builder dedicated to making life better for people. Her legal practice focused on representing Indigenous people, including residential school survivors. She is a passionate advocate for reconciliation.
In 2017, Niki worked closely with the BC NDP Minister of State for Child Care, Katrina Chen, to deliver $10-a-day child care for BC families. That plan has already helped parents save thousands of dollars, and Niki is ready to work with John Horgan to bring those savings to even more families.
Niki is an active champion committed to helping solve the climate crisis, and will work hard every day with the BC NDP team to reduce our carbon emissions and build a cleaner, stronger future.
As a working mother of two, Niki Sharma knows that during these challenging times, it’s more important than ever to have a government that is focused on helping people.
Living in East Vancouver for over 15 years, Niki has deep connections to the community and will fight for you, to build a recovery that protects people and provides financial security and stability for families.
Working for you in Powell River and on the Sunshine Coast.
Our coastal communities are great places to live, and Nicholas Simons has dedicated himself to making them even better.
Elected four times, Nicholas stands up for people in Powell River and on the Sunshine Coast, and for our coastal economy. As a former social worker, he knows investing in education, healthcare, and social services improves our lives.
Nicholas is proud to have stood with John Horgan and the BC NDP as part of a government dedicated to working for you. Sixteen years of bad choices by the BC Liberals left people behind. It’s time for a better BC — with reliable healthcare, great schools, and good jobs.
Nicholas is a dedicated lifelong public servant who stands up for you. He and John Horgan are working for you.
Working for a stronger Surrey.
Jinny Sims has spent her career working to build strong communities that are safe and inclusive for all.
As the NDP MP for Surrey-Newton, she pressed the federal government for more RCMP officers to keep our streets safe. And as the NDP Employment and Social Development Critic, she lead the fight for affordable child care, better-paying full-time jobs, and a fairer immigration system.
A mother, grandmother, and past president of the BC Teachers’ Federation, Jinny has been an advocate for children, families, and schools - and she’s seen the serious damage the BC Liberals caused.
As an active community member, Jinny knows that while Surrey is a great place to live, it can be even better. That’s why she has been proud to serve in John Horgan’s BC NDP government.
Jinny and her BC NDP colleagues are committed to making BC better for people, and to helping families get ahead.
Standing up for Richmond-Queensborough.
One of BC’s most prominent human rights lawyers, Aman is passionately committed to fighting for social justice and environmental protection as part of John Horgan’s BC NDP team. He fiercely believes in building a BC where everyone succeeds, not just the wealthy and well-connected, and where government makes a strong commitment to addressing issues of mental health and addictions.
Aman is committed to fighting for the issues that matter most to the people of Richmond-Queensborough including the completion of the Richmond Hospital expansion. Born in Hong Kong, Aman is committed to ensuring that all residents of our province are treated with respect and dignity. Married with a young daughter, Aman strongly supports our plan to create more affordable child care and invest in education.
Aman is ready to fight for the people of Richmond-Queensborough and ensure their issues are front and centre as part of a re-elected BC NDP government.
Working hard for you.
When Rachna Singh moved to Canada in 2001, she chose Surrey to build a better life for her young family. The warm welcome her family received, as they got involved in community activities, is something she will never forget.
Rachna has worked as a drug and alcohol counsellor, a support worker for women facing domestic violence, and a community activist – she has a proven track record of fighting for people and getting things done.
When her son attended Westerman Elementary, she saw first hand the damage the BC Liberals caused to our kids’ overcrowded schools. Over 7,000 Surrey students spent years learning in portables. Rachna is proud to have been part of a BC NDP government making record investments in schools and students – finally giving them the resources they need to succeed.
Whether it’s making your life more affordable, making sure kids get the education they deserve, or ensuring healthcare is there when you need it, Rachna’s priority is always you.
Standing up for Surrey-Cloverdale.
Mike is proud to have called Surrey-Cloverdale home for over 50 years. As a former city councillor and firefighter, he is committed to serving our community.
Mike held the position of Chief Fire Prevention Officer with the Surrey Fire Service and is one of the founding directors of Surrey Fire Fighters Charitable Society. In 2013, Mike was awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal because of his work with and dedication to the City of Surrey.
Mike is fighting to make life better for people in Surrey, on issues that matter – like improving our schools, supporting local farmers, making life more affordable, protecting the environment, and making sure seniors get the healthcare they need.
Mike is looking out for you in Surrey-Cloverdale.
Working for you in Parksville-Qualicum.
A small business owner, town councillor, and farmer, Adam Walker is standing up for you. Adam has lived in the Qualicum Beach area all his life and is proud to call this beautiful community home. He and his wife operate a small farm here and are raising two daughters. He has owned and operated tech businesses in the region for over 15 years.
Adam has worked to make life better for people as a town councillor for Qualicum Beach. He cares about the issues that matter here – making life more affordable, better care for seniors, improving our schools, quality healthcare, and building a stronger, healthier future by taking action on climate change.
Adam will work hard every day with the John Horgan team to make life better for you.
Working for you in New Westminster.
Jennifer will stand up for New Westminster. She is fighting for what matters, bringing her experience with unions, non-governmental organizations, and community groups to John Horgan’s BC NDP team. She has dedicated her career to fighting for the rights of working people. She has fought for better public healthcare and making sure people are treated fairly – including leading BC’s first living wage campaign.
She believes that our government has accomplished a lot in the areas of affordable housing, education, climate change, and food security but knows that there is much left to do. Jennifer has deep roots in New Westminster and is passionate about making it an even better place to live.
Jennifer is ready to fight for the people of New Westminster and help build an economic recovery that benefits everyone, not just the wealthy and well-connected.
Working for you in Richmond South Centre
Henry Yao is happy to call Richmond home and he is fighting for you on the issues that matter. Born in Taiwan, he moved to Richmond when he was young and is fluent in both English and Mandarin.
Henry’s call to public service is shaped by his personal experience with battling two different types of lymphoma. With the continual support of his friends and family, his cancer went into remission five years later – and he has been dedicated to making life better for the community ever since.
Henry is an active member of the community, and is committed to helping people in Richmond get ahead – improving the services we rely on, strengthening healthcare, working towards a clean environment, helping young adults develop career-building and leadership skills, and making life more affordable. Henry has worked hard to make sure young people have the opportunities and mentorship they need to thrive.
He has been involved in numerous local organizations, from the Youth Services Agency and Community Centre in Richmond to the local Chamber of Commerce and the Richmond Chinese Community Society. Henry has hosted many community fundraisers and local initiatives to protect and clean the environment, and he co-founded an organization dedicated to promoting safe, respectful, and constructive dialogues on difficult community topics.
You can count on Henry standing up for you, and working hard every day with the John Horgan team to make life better.