The B.C. NDP's newest candidate is also the first transgender woman to run for a party with seats in the B.C. legislature.
Morgane Oger has been chair of the Vancouver District Parent Advisory Council and president of the Trans Alliance Society. She will carry the party's banner in Vancouver-False Creek against B.C. Liberal incumbent Sam Sullivan.
"This is a big moment for me, for our province and for the transgender community,” Oger, a high-tech entrepreneur, said in a party news release. “British Columbia has led breakthroughs in equity for diverse communities which has made our society fairer. Today, we just took another step."
Oger, who has two kids in the public-school system, recently took a leave of absence as the DPAC chair to run in the next provincial election, scheduled for May 9, 2017.
She is also general manager of Pilothouse Marinas and once worked as a web analyst for Goldman Sachs.
Oger was born in Rennes, France.