FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, May 10th, 2023
Langford, B.C. – Today BC United Leader Kevin Falcon announced autism advocate Elena Lawson as the party’s candidate in the upcoming Langford-Juan de Fuca by-election.
“I’m running to be the next BC United MLA for Langford-Juan de Fuca because 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.”
“Elena’s experience in business and government, as well as her deep roots in the community, make her the ideal candidate to represent the people of Langford-Juan de Fuca,” said Falcon. “I am committed to building a team of highly qualified and talented individuals from a diverse variety of backgrounds. Elena’s commitment to fighting for families, especially those in the autism community, make her an invaluable asset to our BC United team.”
Elena Lawson is a business and government professional who grew up in Esquimalt and now resides in Metchosin with her husband Matt and sons William and Marcus. Following her oldest son’s autism diagnosis in 2018, Lawson co-founded the Children’s Autism Federation of BC to support families in the autism community. With a commitment to standing up for families, Lawson is determined to send a message to the NDP that they will be held accountable for their actions.
“I look forward to working hard to earn the support of Langford-Juan de Fuca voters so that I can join Kevin Falcon and our BC United team in Victoria,” said Lawson. “I am ready to hold the government accountable and to deliver the outcomes that families in Langford-Juan de Fuca deserve.”
For more information about BC United candidate Elena Lawson, visit: www.elenalawson.ca