Team Horgan Gains Prominent Supporter

VICTORIA—NDP leadership candidate and Juan de Fuca MLA John Horgan announced that BC NDP Past President and Burnaby City Councillor, Sav Dhaliwal, has joined Horgan’s campaign.

"I am excited to be part of John's leadership campaign. John is engaging and is an excellent communicator,” said Dhaliwal. “The BC NDP needs a leader like John who can inspire British Columbians to embrace our vision of how we can achieve economic prosperity and social justice while protecting our natural environment. I believe John will be able to fill that role with energy and passion.”

Dhaliwal is a three-term Burnaby Councillor who was first elected in 2002. He has been active in environment, transportation and seniors’ issues in his community, and has served as a Director of the Metro Vancouver Board and President of the Lower Mainland Local Government Association. Dhaliwal also served as a table officer of the BC NDP from 2000 until 2009 and as President in 2009.

"John is one of those high-performing MLAs who has gained the respect and admiration of all Members of the Legislative Assembly. He has earned the public’s respect for his absolute understanding of the issues and his ability to present practical solutions," said Dhaliwal.

“I am delighted to have Sav join our team,” said Horgan.  “It’s great to have someone with Sav’s experience and knowledge of both the community and the NDP to help me bring my message to the rest of the province.”

Horgan grew up on Southern Vancouver Island and has lived in Langford, west of Victoria, for the past two decades where he and his wife Ellie raised their sons Nate and Evan. John received degrees from Trent University in Ontario and Sydney University in Australia, and has worked in the House of Commons in Ottawa and in a variety of positions in the provincial public service. Horgan was elected in 2005 and again in 2009, and represents the constituency of Juan de Fuca which ranges from the remote west coast of Vancouver Island to the bustling community of Langford, one of the fastest-growing urban centers in the province.

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For more information please contact:

Kim Emerson (ph) 250-920-6463 or visit www.horganforbc.ca