Andrew Wilkinson enters BC Liberal Leadership race

Joined by supporters from across the province, Andrew Wilkinson, MLA for Vancouver-Quilchena, announced his candidacy for leader of the BC Liberal Party.

Raised in Kamloops and a former family doctor in Dease Lake and Campbell River, Andrew has a deep understanding of British Columbians from all parts of the province, and from all walks of life.

Mary Polak, MLA for Langley introduced Andrew to an energetic crowd with a ringing endorsement. “I believe that Andrew Wilkinson represents the best chance for the BC Liberal Party to renew itself – thanks to his willingness to listen, learn, and lead. Andrew is ready to be premier today, and that’s what sets him apart from the rest.”

“I am running because I believe it’s time for a leader who will address the needs of all parts of British Columbia,” said Wilkinson. “It’s time we started listening again. And it’s time to ensure every British Columbian gets a fair chance at success. We do that by creating safe and healthy communities, providing the best education system in the world, and ensuring B.C. is affordable and livable for our kids and grandkids.”

Andrew will be travelling extensively throughout the province to hear from and consult with British Columbians.

“In this race, the best choice for leader will be the person who understands all of B.C.,” continued Wilkinson. “I’ve lived and worked in communities across this great province. I’ve heard the challenges people face in their day to day lives – from Campbell River to Dease Lake to Coquitlam. They need a voice in Victoria who has the experience, sees the opportunity, and can lead British Columbia forward. They need a leader for all B.C.”

Over the coming months, Andrew will provide further details on his vision for B.C. More information can be found at www.andrewwilkinson.ca

Andrew, a two-term MLA for Vancouver-Quilchena, is a former physician, lawyer, public servant, and member of cabinet. Andrew was raised in Kamloops, B.C. He lives in Vancouver with his family and their yellow labrador Rosie. To watch Andrew’s story, go to: http://tinyurl.com/yaaz6oxb