The Liberal Party has selected its candidate for the riding of West Vancouver - Sunshine Coast - Sea to Sky Country in advance of the 2015 federal election.
And she’s someone very familiar with the area’s political scene.
Former West Vancouver mayor Pam Goldsmith-Jones won the nomination after more than 500 Liberal Party members cast ballots in Gibsons, Squamish and West Vancouver.
“I am honoured to be entrusted with the opportunity to work hard for the people of West Vancouver - Sunshine Coast - Sea to Sky Country, and I’m excited to contribute to the Liberal team led by Justin Trudeau,” said Goldsmith-Jones in a news release.
Goldsmith-Jones was born and raised in West Vancouver, where she currently lives with her husband of 30 years, Geoff. She is the proud mother of three children.
She served as a councillor in North Vancouver from 1993 to 1996 and in West Vancouver from 2002 to 2005. She then went on to become Mayor of West Vancouver in 2005, holding the position until 2011.
During her time as West Vancouver’s mayor, she led an innovative community engagement process and significant improvements to corporate governance.
She holds a master of arts in political science from the University of British Columbia and is currently pursuing an executive MBA at Simon Fraser University’s Beedie School of Business.
With the Liberal candidate chosen, it brings the field in the riding to two candidates, as current Conservative member of Parliament John Weston was confirmed a few weeks ago.
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