Former BC Finance Minister, Deputy Premier & Victoria MLA Says Co-operation, working together, listening and learning are core to Alto's Leadership.
VICTORIA, BC - - Mayoralty Candidate Marianne Alto has received the endorsement of Former BC Finance Minister, Deputy Premier & Victoria MLA Carole James for her bid for Mayor of Victoria.
"I’m thrilled to provide my support and endorsement of Marianne Alto for Mayor of Victoria," James says in a prepared written endorsement
"I have had the privilege of living in our city for almost my entire life. I am proud of the place we call home, and our shared commitment that all our citizens should have the opportunity to be engaged and involved in our neighbourhoods, and in the day-to-day life of our city. We know that to truly make that a reality, there is a great deal of hard work ahead.
"That’s why I believe Marianne is the right choice for Mayor. Co-operation, working together, listening, and learning from each other are core to this work, and core to Marianne’s leadership. I have seen first-hand her ability to make sound decisions, manage through difficult issues, and most importantly, always treat everyone with respect."
"These are challenging times as we look to the future. Whether housing or climate action, supporting our local businesses or action on reconciliation, being a leader with our local and regional economy or community safety and security, a strong team, led by a strong Mayor will be critical to our success" James' endorsement continues.
"Marianne brings the skills necessary to get that job done! She has the experience and expertise to face the challenges ahead, to work with her council colleagues, neighbourhoods, business and not for profit sectors, and our citizens to ensure Victoria is a warm, welcoming, progressive community; inclusive, vibrant, and thriving.
"Marianne knows how to find solutions to complex issues. She has shown her commitment to Victoria through her time spent as a councillor, getting the hard work done regardless of who gets the credit.
"As a proud Victorian, I put my support with Marianne to strengthen and build the city we all want."
James' support is part of a growing list of endorsements Alto has received from Indigenous, municipal, provincial and federal leaders, support service leadership and long-term residents.
“I am certainly humbled by Carole's endorsement which means a great deal to me, as her calm, steady, tempered leadership style is something I admire," said Alto.
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