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