B.C. farmer running for Conservative Party of BC

B.C. farmer running for Conservative Party of BC
Feb 14, 2024

Alexandra Wright is the Conservative candidate for Kelowna-Mission

By Diego Flammini
Staff Writer

A member of B.C.’s ag community wants to represent her peers in the provincial legislature.

Alexandra Wright, who along with her husband John in 2015 opened Kelowna Veggies, a nearly 20-acre fruit and vegetable farm on Old Vernon Road, is the Conservative Party of BC candidate for Kelowna-Mission in this year’s provincial election.

Her experiences on the farm, paired with her entrepreneurship, give Wright an understanding of how regulatory hurdles can negatively affect businesses.

“Alexandra is acutely aware of the challenges and red tape that small businesses face. She advocates for the removal of harmful and onerous legislation affecting the economy, food security, and farm succession planning in British Columbia,” her party said in a Feb. 10 release.

BC United MLA Renee Merrifield is the current MLA in the riding. The NDP hasn’t yet announced a candidate for the riding.

Wright’s other professional experience includes co-founding an end-to-end supply chain company with John.

In 2013, the pair cofounded Supply Chain Specialists, which provides global consulting and management services to oil and gas producers and companies in other sectors.

The Conservatives also announced who will represent the party in Abbotsford-Mission, the riding held by current Agriculture and Food Minister Pam Alexis.

Reann Gasper, a local real estate agent and community member, will represent the party in the upcoming election.

“Her allegiance to the Conservative Party is rooted in shared values of freedom, personal responsibility, and promoting the growth of private enterprise,” her party profile says. “Reann stands for real, tangible change and a commitment to fiscal responsibility, uplifting the community and amplifying the voices of British Columbia residents.”

BC United hasn’t yet announced a candidate for the riding.

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