FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Saturday, May 27, 2023
Vancouver, BC – With the by-elections officially called in Langford-Juan de Fuca and Vancouver-Mount Pleasant, BC United candidates Elena Lawson and Jackie Lee are already on the campaign trail prepared to hold the NDP accountable for their lack of results on the pressing issues that matter to British Columbians.
Elena Lawson, BC United candidate for Langford-Juan de Fuca, is an accomplished business and government professional. Elena brings a diverse skill set and a commitment to standing up for families, with a proven track record advocating for those in the autism community. “I’m tired of the NDP’s empty promises and lack of outcomes,” said Lawson. “As a mother of two, one of whom has autism, I know firsthand the challenges that families in Langford-Juan de Fuca face every day. It’s time for us to have a strong voice that advocates for the needs of our families and ensures that our community thrives.”
Jackie Lee, BC United candidate for Vancouver-Mount Pleasant, is an entrepreneur and community leader who has already made significant impacts improving safety in Chinatown and fundraising for local organizations. With his advocacy experience and dedication to reducing red tape, Jackie is an ideal candidate to support local businesses and drive innovation. “As a proud Canadian immigrant, an entrepreneur and community leader, I have seen firsthand the positive impact that can be achieved through unity, innovation, and hard work,” said Lee. “I am committed to building a brighter future for the people of Vancouver-Mount Pleasant and making BC a better place for everyone, regardless of their background or circumstances.”
BC United Leader Kevin Falcon endorses both candidates, stating, “I am proud to have Jackie Lee and Elena Lawson as part of our BC United team. We recognize both these ridings are long-time NDP strongholds, yet our two strong candidates will fight tirelessly to remind residents of the terrible results we’re seeing in crime, housing costs, and a health care system in crisis under the current government. United, we will demand better results achieved through fresh representation.”