Lib­er­als de­clares for­mer City Coun­cil­lor Judy Hig­gin­botham as Can­di­date for South Sur­rey-White Rock

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Sur­rey: Lib­eral Party de­clared for­mer vet­eran Sur­rey City Coun­cil­lor Judy Hig­gin­botham as Lib­eral can­di­date for the rid­ing of South Sur­rey-White Rock. Elected in 1983, Hig­gin­botham served as a Sur­rey City Coun­cil­lor for 25 years. Dur­ing that time, she served on more than 40 com­mit­tees, in­clud­ing the Union of Bri­tish Columbia Mu­nic­i­pal­i­ties and the Fed­er­a­tion of Cana­dian Mu­nic­i­pal­i­ties. She is a re­cip­i­ent of the ‘Busi­ness Woman of the Year’ award, pre­sented by the Sur­rey Busi­ness Pro­fes­sional Women’s As­so­ci­a­tion, and has re­ceived the ‘So­lic­i­tor Gen­eral’s Crime Preven­tion’ award for her work in na­tional and in­ter­na­tional crime preven­tion. “As a Sur­rey City Coun­cil­lor, I ad­vo­cated for bet­ter trans­porta­tion routes and op­tions, in­creased ser­vices for youth and se­niors, and re­lief from in­creas­ing taxes for Sur­rey res­i­dents,” said Hig­gin­botham. “I am proud to rep­re­sent the Lib­er­als. We have com­mit­ted $60 bil­lion to in­fra­struc­ture fund­ing over the next ten years, mak­ing Sur­rey light rail pos­si­ble; we have pledged $1.5 bil­lion for youth jobs over the next four years, and promised to en­hance Canada’s pen­sion plan and boost in­comes for low-in­come se­niors; and we will cut taxes for the mid­dle class.” “We in­tend to en­gage and de­feat Ms. Dianne Watts, the Con­ser­va­tive can­di­date, be­cause she rep­re­sents a Party and a Prime Min­is­ter in dis­agree­ment with a ma­jor­ity of Cana­di­ans,” said Hig­gin­botham. Hig­gin­botham’s can­di­dacy was unan­i­mously en­dorsed by the South Sur­rey-White Rock Elec­toral Dis­trict As­so­ci­a­tion. Her can­di­dacy will be for­mal­ized in a nom­i­na­tion meet­ing later this week.

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