Morgane Oger has been named the B.C. NDP candidate for Vancouver-False Creek.
The single mother of two is now the first transgender woman to run for a party with seats in the B.C. legislature.
“Within the transgender community, it’s very important to see me having the opportunity to run, but the transgender community is not a large community and it’s not all I think about. The mandate of MLA is to represent an entire constituency,” she says.
Oger, who is running against former Vancouver mayor and incumbent Liberal MLA Sam Sullivan, says she will fight for affordable housing, and increased funding for public schools.
“It’s a wonderful feeling to be named the candidate for Vancouver False Creek for the BC NDP. I’m really looking forward to getting started on this campaign and raising a strong team and beating Sam Sullivan in the upcoming election,” she says.
Oger has taken a leave of absence from her role as chair of Vancouver District Parent Advisory Council.