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Abbotsford-Mission MLA Pam Alexis announces intentions to seek re-election

Minister of Agriculture Alexis plans to run again in the upcoming 2024 provincial election
Abbotsford-Mission MLA Pam Alexis announced her intention to run again for the riding in the October 2024 provincial election. /Submitted File Photo

Abbotsford-Mission MLA Pam Alexis intends to run again in the upcoming provincial election, she told the Mission Record on Wednesday (Dec. 6).

“Being the MLA for Abbotsford-Mission is such an honour and I’m so happy with the things we’ve been able to accomplish here,” Alexis said.

The former Mission mayor was elected as MLA for the Abbotsford-Mission riding in 2020. Last December, Alexis was named Minister of Agriculture and Food after Premier David Eby shuffled his cabinet.

The minister’s mandate has a focus on disaster preparedness, food security, Agritech innovation and strengthening Indigenous participation in the agriculture sector.

Alexis says taking care of people is the name of the game and is proud to represent the Fraser Valley in her role as agriculture minister.

She noted recovery from the 2021 atmospheric river, water infrastructure improvements, Mission Waterfront investments, Highway 1 widening and the commitment to replace Mission Secondary School as accomplishments from her current term.

“I know that there is more work to do and things like the cost of living, health care and housing are on people’s minds and I really hope that I get to continue doing the work for people in Abbotsford and Mission,” she said.

This will be the seventh election for Alexis, who served as a school trustee from 2005-2011, Mission councillor from 2014-2018 and mayor from 2018-2020.

Alexis has yet to be officially nominated by the NDP for the Abbotsford-Mission riding. B.C.’s next provincial general election is scheduled for Oct. 19, 2024.

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I joined the Mission Record in November of 2022 after moving to B.C. from Nova Scotia earlier in the year.
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