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WHITEHORSE – Nominations have now closed in three ridings for the Yukon Party: in Porter Creek North, Porter Creek Centre, and Mount Lorne-Southern Lakes. The party is thrilled to welcome three people from diverse backgrounds to the team.
First elected in 2016 and seeking a second term as the MLA for Porter Creek North is Geraldine Van Bibber. A member of the Gwich'in First Nation, Van Bibber is a former Commissioner of Yukon, and a former Chancellor of what is now Yukon University. She is a recipient of the Order of Canada for her work as an advocate for the tourism industry, and the Yukon as a whole.
“It has been a great pleasure to serve the constituents of Porter Creek North for the past four years,” said Van Bibber. “To have an opportunity to continue as an MLA is something I do not take lightly, and I will work to bring the concerns of constituents to the Legislative Assembly if re-elected.”
Long time leader with the Canadian-Filipino Society of the Yukon, Yvonne Clarke will be on the ballot for the Yukon Party in Porter Creek Centre. The multi-lingual mother of three adult children, she has extensive experience in the public service, with small business and as a volunteer.
“I am grateful to the Yukon Party members in the riding for accepting me as the candidate for Porter Creek Centre,” said Clarke. “I look forward to working alongside Leader Currie Dixon and our other candidates to represent the vision of Yukoners.”
In Mount Lorne-Southern Lakes, Eric Schroff is the successful candidate. The Executive Director of the Yukon Fish and Game Association is a former senior official in the public service, serving as Assistant Deputy Minister of Community Services and Economic Development. He has been self-employed in the private sector, and has worked with non-profit groups.
“I am thrilled I will be able to bring my experience to the Yukon Party team in the upcoming election,” Schroff said. “This is a new and exciting chapter in my life, and I can’t wait to get out and talk to Yukoners to share what the party has to offer.”
All three candidates got the nod after a two-week nomination period. This announcement brings the number of confirmed Yukon Party candidates to 10.
“I am very pleased with the team we are putting together so far,” said Leader Currie Dixon. “The amount of experience and passion of the three nominated candidates shows Yukoners believe better is possible with the Yukon Party.”
The party has two more nominations that close on Monday, February 22 - the ridings of Riverdale South and Porter Creek South.
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