Thursday December 22, 2011
Just Watch Me
Kathleen Stephany seeks NDP nod for Chilliwack-Hope riding
oters will have a brand new choice in the upcoming by-election TBA, after Wednesday's announcement by Kathleen Stephany that she'll be seeking nomination as the NDP candidate for the Chilliwack-Hope riding to replace outgoing Liberal MLA Barry Penner.
Even with her impressive background in nursing, teaching, writing and administration wrapped up in a curriculum vitae that reads like an encyclopedia of medicine, it's unclear if Stephany is the missing link and possible secret weapon in the NDP's arsenal against the Clark Government, simply because she's untested in the political arena.
Having said that, and for all intents and purposes, she does appear to have the appropriate armor to engage in battle, but it remains to be seen if she has the mettle for the job. She could be that illusive power-person the NDP has been struggling to find in the Upper Fraser Valley, who has the ability to push the button to launch their version of the War Measures Act on the BC Liberal Party.
FV NDP Party President Al Ens confirmed her announcement on Thursday.
She has close ties with Fraser Health Authority through her work in a variety of positions at Langley Memorial Hospital since 1977.
Along with a Master's Degree, Stephany brings a an inside working knowledge of youth and family issues to the table after her years toiling in the trenches as a substance abuse councellor and as a psyche nurse at Langley Memorial hospital.
Currently, she's full-time faculty in the Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program (BSN) at the Douglas College Coquitlam campus.
Stephany also worked was Burnaby's Chief Coroner and Manager of Special Investigations for three-years until 2003.
The following bulleted items highlight some of her personal educational and professional achievements;
Contact Kathleen via e-mail here.
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