Conservative candidate set to take on MLA Rich Coleman

Nazreen Burns is seeking the BC Conservative nomination in Fort Langley-Aldergrove.

  • Jan. 28, 2013 11:00 a.m.

Nazreen Burns, an office administrator and former small business owner, is seeking the BC Conservative nomination in Fort Langley-Aldergrove.

The party’s members will decide on their candidate at a nomination meeting on Thursday, Feb. 13 at Aldergrove Secondary.

Burns said her decision to run for a seat in the Legislative Assembly in the May 2013 provincial general election was inspired in part by the growing arrogance of the incumbent BC Liberal MLA, Rich Coleman

“It’s unfortunate that the more time Coleman has spent in elective office — and it’s now been close to 17 years — the more arrogant and insensitive he’s become to the concerns of ordinary, everyday people,” said Burns.

“Whether it’s appearing to accept political donations from a brewery in return for government tax changes, or bullying Surrey councillors to endorse a casino proposal, his behaviour reveals increasingly poor judgment regarding the role and responsibilities of an elected representative.”

An Aldergrove resident for the last 22 years, the Fiji-born Burns is married to John.

Together, they have three adult children.

“It’s time our constituency had a MLA who actually listened to the people, and who at all times acted in their best interests.  Coleman, sadly, through his actions and words, has become a menace to democracy.”

BC Conservative Party leader John Cummins is planning to run in the Langley riding, held by Transportation Minister Mary Polak.

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