Can­di­date nom­i­nated for Green party in Falls rid­ing

The Standard (St. Catharines) - - NEWS - NI­A­GARA FALLS RE­VIEW

Karen Fraser, a long­time mem­ber who has been in­volved be­hind the scenes in past elec­tions, has been cho­sen to rep­re­sent the Green party for the Ni­a­gara Falls rid­ing.

The party an­nounced Wed­nes­day that Fraser, 65, will run in the June pro­vin­cial elec­tion.

Fraser has been a mem­ber of both the fed­eral and pro­vin­cial wings of the Green party since 2005, serv­ing as cam­paign man­ager to for­mer Green can­di­dates Kay Green, Shawn Wil­lick, Steven Soos and Me­lanie Mullen. Fraser also ran provin­cially for the Green party in Mil­ton in 2010 and St. Catharines in 2014.

Fraser has held posts with or­ga­ni­za­tions such as the Un­em­ploy­ment In­sur­ance Com­mis­sion (now On­tario Works), H&R Block and was chair of the Ni­a­gara Falls Arts and Cul­ture Com­mit­tee for 10 of her 18 years as a mem­ber. She says she has spear­headed many events pro­mot­ing lo­cal tal­ent which in­cludes lead­ing the com­mit­tee to es­tab­lish the Ni­a­gara Falls Arts and Cul­ture Wall of Fame.

In a me­dia re­lease, Fraser says if she is elected she will fo­cus on af­ford­able, fair and ac­ces­si­ble hous­ing; en­vi­ron­men­tal pro­tec­tion and sus­tain­able de­vel­op­ment, ac­cess to health care, and the cre­ation of full-time jobs.

The rid­ing in­cludes also Ni­a­gara-on-the-Lake and Fort Erie.

Fraser can be reached for rid­ing, cam­paign and other re­lated ques­tions at karen. or 905-357-2932.


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