SURREY community activist Rachna Singh is putting her name forward for the BC NDP nomination in Surrey-Green Timbers after the surprise announcement last week that long-time MLA Sue Hammell is retiring.
“I am honoured and humbled by the outpouring of support and encouragement from grassroots New Democrats who’ve asked me to run for the nomination,” said Singh. “I am going to work hard every day to earn the trust of voters and will do my very best to build on the work of Sue Hammell.
“Surrey has been ignored by Christy Clark and the BC Liberal government for far too long. I want to represent our community in the Legislature as part of a John Horgan BC NDP government so we can build an economy that benefits everyone, not just the wealthy and well-connected.”
Singh is a long-time community activist who brings leadership and organizing experience gained during the past 15 years working with communities. She has worked tirelessly as a union activist to support the rights of workers, on campaigns to raise the minimum wage, and she helped citizens in Abbotsford defeat a referendum that would have privatized their water services.
“I want to build on Sue’s amazing legacy in Surrey-Green Timbers, and do everything I can to defeat Christy Clark’s government and help elect John Horgan as our next Premier,” said Singh.