A series of endorsements for Adrian Dix over the past few days:
1) Lois Boone. The Prince George Free Press reports:
“Adrian Dix is my choice for leader because of his commitment to greater equality, his proven ability to address the big issues facing B.C., and his feelings for rural and resource communities,” Boone said in a press release. “I have seen first hand how effective he is in dealing with the needs we face in health care, public education and economic development. He is committed to addressing the problems facing the forest industry and forest workers.
“He has spent a lot of time outside of Vancouver and Victoria and is sincere in his determination to ensure that key public services and economic opportunities are fairly distributed to all regions of the province.”
2) Former Comox Valley NDP MLA Evelyn Gillespie. From the Dix campaign media room:
“Adrian Dix has shown a rare ability to articulate NDP values clearly and persuasively, appealing to both party members and British Columbians in general,” said Gillespie. “He can win an election against Christy Clark because British Columbians will see the contrast between his considered, idea-driven policies and her chaotic, shoot from the hip approach to politics.”
“Time after time I have witnessed Adrian’s profound sense of empathy drive him to affect the lives of others for the better,” said Gillespie. “He has a vision of a fairer British Columbia and the road map to get us there.”
3) Labour leader Anne Davis. From the same press release as above:
“Adrian Dix has been a tireless and effective advocate for the workers, women and children who have borne the brunt of increasing inequality under the BC Liberals,” said Davis. “Now he is showing that he has the leadership and the practical policy solutions to undo the damage done in the past ten years.”
4) Nelson-Creston NDP MLA Michelle Mungall, among other “57 under 40″ young New Democrats. Greg Nesteroff for the Nelson Star reports:
Nelson-Creston MLA Michelle Mungall is among 57 New Democrats under age 40 backing Adrian Dix for leadership of the provincial NDP.
“I’ve been talking to young people from the Village of Kaslo right down to Kaslo Street in Vancouver the last couple of weeks,” Mungall says.
“And after all three major contenders came through, it was clear to me that where people were at was with Adrian.”
She says Dix offers a “creative and collaborative approach” to politics, which is likely to spur more young people to get involved.
“Adrian is putting forward real solutions that we’re facing as a younger generation, but also as rural people,” she says.
On his website, Adrian Dix offers up a partial list of his supporters so far.