It has been my honor to serve the people of Vancouver Island North for almost 15 years. In that time I have had the opportunity to know the communities throughout the North Island, understand their challenges and advocate on their behalf. As the representative for Vancouver Island North I have gone from Opposition to Government to Cabinet. This has given me a very thorough understanding of how the system works, and how to get things done. I have worked in the coastal forest industry and lived in smaller coastal communities including Port Clements, Ucluelet, and Sayward. I understand the issues and priorities of our communities and share your values. I have always worked hard to represent our coastal communities, and will continue to do so.