Alicia La Rue has announced she is collecting nominations to run for the Green Party in the provincial Alberni-Pacific Rim riding.

Alberni Valley’s Alicia La Rue will run for BC Green Party seat

La Rue said she is in the process of seeking nominations to run as an MLA for the Green Party in the Alberni-Pacific Rim riding.

Alicia La Rue, an Alberni Valley artist and activist, is going to run for the Green Party in the next provincial election.

La Rue said she is in the process of seeking nominations to run as an MLA for the Green Party in the Alberni-Pacific Rim riding.

La Rue is known for her graphic design and artwork, as well as her grassroots news website “Alberni Thrive.”

She’s been in the process of seeking the nomination for a couple of weeks. After doing a bit of research on the Green Party, she felt that their policies lined up exactly with where she stood. The party is particularly known for its stance on environmentalism. “That’s something I stand for wholeheartedly,” she said. “But they’re not just a one-stop type of party.”

She began to toss around the idea of running for office and, “I had a couple people suggest for me to go for it,” she said.

Her favourite part, she says, is the research. “I  love to problem solve. There are always going to be challenges,” she said. “But I’m excited because Port Alberni is my community and my home. I believe people are ready for a change.”

She has plans for public forums, and getting younger people involved in the campaign through social media.

“Part of this process is a matter of engaging people,” she said. “I want to keep the conversation going.”

La Rue is trained as a fine artist, but she has done some work in developing patents, as well. She describes herself as a businesswoman who has lived through numerous income brackets.

“Even now, I don’t really like thinking of myself as a politician,” she laughed. “I wholeheartedly believe I’m not going to be a seat warmer. I’m not going to sit down and be quiet.”

La Rue made the announcement that she was running for MLA during the public protest against the Kinder-Morgan Pipeline last week.

“It’s time that Port Alberni gets heard,” she said.

elena.rardon@albernivalleynews.com

facebook.com/albernivalleynews

twitter.com/alberninews

 

Just Posted

Cherry Creek firefighters mourn former deputy chief

Brian Brick is the second Alberni Valley firefighter to die of work-related cancer in January

Port Alberni to consider the future of McLean Mill

City council will be holding a committee of the whole meeting on Jan. 21

Intern gives Port Alberni’s museum artifacts an update

St. John’s man travelled more than 7,000 kms to assist with curatorial duties

BCHL: Bulldogs best Salmon Arm at home

Bulldogs face Powell River in Sunday matinee Jan. 20; puck drop is 2 p.m.

UPDATE: B.C. legislature managers accused of excessive travel, personal expense claims

Speaker Darryl Plecas’ report details ‘flagrant overspending’

B.C. man fined $10,000 after leaving moose to suffer before death

Surrey man was convicted last week on three Wildlife Act charges

‘Blue Monday’ isn’t real, but depression can be

CMHA encourages people to prioritize their mental health

Anti-pipeline group wants NEB to consider impact of emissions, climate change

Stand.earth filed NEB motion asking to apply same standard to the project as it did with Energy East pipeline

Parole granted for drunk driver who killed B.C. RCMP officer

Kenneth Jacob Fenton will be able to attend alcohol abuse treatment, nearly three years after crash that killed Const. Sarah Beckett

B.C. man charged in 2014 snake venom death of toddler

Henry Thomas was taking care of the North Vancouver girl the day before she died

B.C.’s largest public-sector union wants inquiry into money laundering, drugs

Union officials say Premier John Horgan and Attorney General David Eby have not ruled out the possibility of a public inquiry

Teen in confrontation with Native American: I didn’t provoke

Nick Sandmann of Covington Catholic High School said he was trying to defuse the situation

Vancouver Island senior dies after medical emergency and rollover crash

Incident happened Saturday in Nanaimo on Poplar Street

Most Read