Natalie Fletcher was acclaimed as the BC NDP candidate for Prince George-Valemount on March 11.
“Christy Clark isn’t working for you and I’m taking her on,” said Fletcher. “We can’t afford another four years of a government that ignores the needs of people in Northern BC. People here worry their kids won’t have the same opportunities that they had. Christy Clark has failed to create lasting, good-paying jobs for northern British Columbians.”
Fletcher works at the University Hospital of Northern B.C. as a sterile processing technician and is a member of the Hospital Employees Union. She is currently the union’s representative with Northern Health’s Disability Management Program. She has been a voice for the needs of LGBT kids in Prince George. She lives with her husband and has two grown children.
“Christy Clark neglected health care in our community and has failed our kids’ schools,” said Fletcher. “She gives her wealthy friends tax breaks, while increasing Hydro and ICBC rates making life harder and harder for ordinary people.”
Her candidacy is supported by NDP leader John Horgan.
“Natalie Fletcher is a strong voice for people in her community,” said Horgan. “She’s an important part of the team that will defeat Christy Clark and work for people in BC.”
Fletcher is running against incumbent Liberal MLA and Jobs Minister Shirley Bond who was first elected to the seat in 2001. No other candidates have come forward yet in the riding.