TERESA Wat, BC Liberal MLA for Richmond North Centre, has endorsed Kevin Falcon to be the next BC Liberal leader. She is the 12th BC Liberal MLA to endorse Falcon.
“After Tuesday night’s [BC Liberal leadership] debate, the choice became clear — Kevin Falcon is the only person ready to be the next leader of the BC Liberal Party, and the only candidate who can defeat the NDP in 2024,” said Wat.
“Kevin has accomplished great things during his time in government for British Columbians. He oversaw many of the largest projects in BC history, including the Canada Line which was built in time for the Vancouver 2010 Olympics and runs right through my riding.”
Falcon served as the Deputy Premier, Minister of Finance, Minister of Health, and Minister of Transportation.
She noted: “Kevin has already started the hard work of rebuilding the BC Liberal Party by engaging with members across BC, including being active in the Chinese and South Asian communities and embracing women in senior leadership roles on his team. I’m proud of the work he’s done, and that’s why I want to be a part of his team.”
Falcon said: “I’m very excited to have Teresa’s endorsement and support for my leadership campaign. She is an accomplished leader in the Richmond community and has been a tremendous MLA for her constituents for the past decade. I’m looking forward to the work we’ll do together to rebuild our party and ensure we recruit a team of fantastic and diverse candidates to run for us in the next election.”
Falcon has also received endorsements from BC Liberal MLAs Todd Stone, Mike Bernier, Mike Morris, Ian Paton, Trevor Halford, Karin Kirkpatrick, Greg Kyllo, Doug Clovechok, Coralee Oakes, Lorne Doerkson, and Bruce Banman, as well as former Richmond-Steveston MLA John Yap.
The BC Liberal Party will vote for their new leader between February 3 and 5.