Vancouver Greens confirm municipal election slate
The Green Party of Vancouver has confirmed its slate of candidates for park board and school board.
According to a news release, the party decided at a special general meeting today (September 7) to endorse Stuart Mackinnon and Michael Wiebe as candidates for park board, and Mischa Oak and Janet Fraser for school board.
They join Green council candidates Adriane Carr, Pete Fry, and Cleta Brown.
“By electing three Greens to Council, two Greens to Park Board and two Greens to School Board, Vancouverites will get not only incredibly hard-working representatives who will put public interest first, but also strong teams that will bring sorely needed balance and a collaborative approach to each governing body,” Carr stated in the release.
Carr is seeking reelection after becoming Vancouver’s first Green city councillor in 2011.
Mackinnon served as a Green park board commissioner from 2008 to 2011. Wiebe is the owner of eight 1/2 restaurant lounge and vice-president of the Mount Pleasant Business Improvement Association.
Oak is a teacher-on-call with the Vancouver School District, and Fraser is a co-founder of the neighbourhood group Marpole Matters who has spent 10 years in leadership with Vancouver's Parent Advisory Council.
COPE members also met today to select their candidates.
The municipal election takes place on November 15.
Sep 8, 2014 at 9:02pm
Looks like a stellar team. Experienced elected, successful small business leader, a teacher and a parent. In touch with the community and the people they represent. I heard someone say 2/3 of Vancouver wants no single party to have a majority. The Greens are presenting themselves as the rational and community focussed voice of reason that isn't as power hungry as all the other parties. You've got my vote