BC United Announces Re-Election Bids for MLAs Karin Kirkpatrick, Michael Lee, and Teresa Wat

Thursday, November 2, 2023

RICHMOND, B.C. – Today, in Richmond, BC United Leader Kevin Falcon unveiled a trio of experienced Members of the Legislative Assembly—Karin Kirkpatrick, Michael Lee, and Teresa Wat—who will be seeking re-election with BC United in the upcoming provincial election, slated for October 2024.

BC United Leader Kevin Falcon expressed his enthusiasm, stating, “We are delighted to have such dedicated and experienced individuals ready to continue serving the people of British Columbia under the BC United banner. Karin, Michael, and Teresa have consistently shown unwavering commitment to our province, our BC United values, and our shared vision. Together, with their expertise and passion, I know we can fix the pressing challenges facing British Columbians.”

In the coming weeks, British Columbians can expect a growing team of strong, accomplished, and diverse candidates to be announced as BC United continues to build an alternative to the NDP, focusing on a positive vision for the future of the province and delivering results.


Zoe Frankcom
Communications Manager


Karin Kirkpatrick (West Vancouver-Capilano):

Karin Kirkpatrick, elected as MLA for West Vancouver-Capilano in 2020, currently serves as Shadow Minister for Housing, Childcare, Autism & Accessibility, Gender Equity & Inclusion. An accomplished non-profit leader, Karin has led multiple organizations with a focus on housing and sustainable land use. Karin looks forward to continuing her service to her community and the province, noting, “I’m excited to run for re-election under the BC United banner. Our party’s dedication to innovative solutions and competence assures me that we can bring about the results our province needs like lowering the cost of living, getting housing built, fixing the health care crisis, increasing mental health and addiction supports, and cracking down on the NDP’s explosion of crime. BC United is the only party that can responsibly and effectively run this province for all British Columbians.”

Michael Lee (Vancouver-Langara):

Michael Lee, elected as the MLA for Vancouver-Langara in 2017 and 2020, currently serves as Shadow Minister for Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation. With a background in law and extensive community involvement, Michael is dedicated to serving his constituents. He expressed his commitment, saying, “I’m honoured to seek re-election again with BC United, a party focused on the growth and shared prosperity of our province. Together, with Kevin Falcon’s leadership, we can address the critical issues facing British Columbians and build a brighter future for our province and families.” 

Teresa Wat (Richmond-Bridgeport, formerly Richmond Centre):

Teresa Wat, elected as MLA for Richmond Centre in 2013, 2017, and 2020, currently serves as Shadow Minister for Multiculturalism, Anti-Racism Initiatives, Arts and Culture. With extensive experience in the media and communications industry, Teresa has been honoured with the Grand Officer of the Order of the Crown and the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Award for her community service. She stated, “I’m thrilled to be seeking re-election in the Richmond-Bridgeport riding. Our BC United team is the only party capable of fixing British Columbia and delivering the outcomes our province deserves.”


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