North Island MLA Claire Trevena has thrown her support behind John Horgan for the B.C. NDP leadership.

North Island MLA endorses John Horgan for B.C. NDP leader

Claire Trevena joins 14 other MLAs in first week of Horgan's campaign

At a weekend rally for his B.C. NDP leadership bid, John Horgan welcomed 10 new MLA supporters, including MLA Claire Trevena.

Fifteen MLAs have now joined Horgan’s team.

Horgan told a New Westminster rally that real leadership takes a strong and diverse team that can connect with British Columbians across the whole province.

“I am incredibly grateful for the support and encouragement from this group of talented and committed colleagues and the growing number of New Democrats throughout the province,” said Horgan. “They are a reflection of the diversity of our province. Together, we will offer British Columbians real leadership for all B.C. to replace Premier Clark and her empty slogans.”

“John understands that real leadership is about working together for a strong and sustainable economy, and creating opportunities for British Columbians,” said North Island NDP MLA Claire Trevena in endorsing Horgan. “He’s ready, he understands what people care about and what it takes to win.”

Trevena was elected as the MLA for North Island in May 2009 and re-elected in May 2013. She serves as Opposition critic for transportation and ferries.

“Claire and I have worked together on issues important to all Islanders,” said Horgan. “From strong public services, including ferry service, to economic opportunities for young people, we’ve spent a lot of time together, talking to constituents about their priorities. I’m proud of her advocacy and glad to have her on my team.”