Juan de Fuca candidates and riding profile

Riding description

NDP energy critic and Opposition House Leader John Horgan dominated this riding in 2009 and is seeking a third term in office.

The riding includes Langford, as well as the Highlands, south Malahat, Metchosin, Sooke and Port Renfrew.

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Transportation, traffic concerns, education and recreation have played key themes in this riding due to its growing population and use as a bedroom community for people who commute to work elsewhere in Greater Victoria.

The E&N rail line, and a commuter option through the West Shore to downtown Victoria, are also hot topic issues.

The provincial government’s decision to allow Western Forest Products to remove privately held land out of tree farm licenses, and concern over development of that land in Jordan River, have been elcecton issues in the past.

Candidates

John HorganB.C. NDP: John Horgan (incumbent)
Johnhorgan.bcndp.ca
twitter.com/jjhorgan
facebook.com/JuandeFucaNDP

• Age: 53
• Previous elected experience: 2005 Elected MLA for Malahat-Juan de Fuca, 2009 Elected MLA for Juan de Fuca
• Community involvement: As MLA I have been involved in a number of issues that affect the residents of this constituency. Prior to being elected MLA, I was involved in community sports (basketball, hockey and roller hockey) and the Rick Hansen Foundation.
• Top three issues: Regional transportation; Economic growth in the context of a regional growth strategy; Child poverty.

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Carlos SerraGREEN PARTY OF B.C.: Carlos Serra

www.greenparty.bc.ca/carlos_serra


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Kerrie ReayB.C. LIBERALS: Kerrie Reay
www.KerrieReay.ca
twitter.com/KerrieReay
facebook.com/KerrieReayJdF

• Age: 52
• Occupation: Project Manager at B.C. Corrections
• Previous elected experience: Councillor for the District of Sooke since November 2011
• Community involvement: I enjoy volunteering with various organizations, including canvassing for Heart and Stroke Foundation, and Canadian Cancer Society. I facilitated a support group for people with cancer and their families, and Emergency Aid applications. Currently, I am a director of the Sooke Royal Canadian Legion Branch 54: Seniors Housing Society.
• Top three issues: Strong economy, Affordability for B.C. families, Transportation

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2009 election results

1. John Horgan (NDP) – 11,520 votes, 57.12% of total vote
2. Jody Twa (Liberal) – 6,866 votes, 34.10% of total vote
3. James Robert Powell (Green) – 1,729 votes, 8.69% of total vote

2005 election results

1. John Horgan (NDP) – 12,460 votes, 46.09% of total vote
2. Cathy Basskin (Liberal) – 10,528 votes, 38.95% of total vote
3. Steven Hurdle (Green) – 2,610 votes, 9.65% of total vote

2001 election results

1. Brian Kerr (Liberal) – 9.676 votes, 42.26% of total vote
2. Rick Kasper (Independent) 5,164 votes, 22.56% of total vote
3. Richard Hughes (NDP) – 3,687 votes, 16.10% of total vote

Riding statistics

• Population (2011):  52,170
• Median age: 40.2 (B.C. average 41.9)
• Percentage of people younger than 15: 17.5% (B.C. average 14.6%)
• Seniors in private households: 5,820, or 11.2% of population (B.C. average 14.6%)
• Residents whose mother tongue is an unofficial language: 7% (B.C. average 26.2%)
• Top unofficial languages:  German (625), Punjabi (355), Spanish (285)
• Average household income, before tax (2006): $70,613 (B.C. average $67,675)
(Source: Statistics Canada)

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