BC Liberal members in Oak Bay-Gordon Head have elected community leader and lawyer Roxanne Helme to be their next candidate in what’s expected to be a tight three-way race following the retirement of incumbent MLA Andrew Weaver.
Despite a shift to mail-in voting due to COVID-19, over 60% of party members in Oak Bay-Gordon Head sent in their ballots to select among two candidates to represent them as the BC Liberals say they continue the party’s renewal in anticipation of an election that could happen at any time.
“Roxanne has deep roots and a track record of leadership in Oak Bay-Gordon Head, and I’m delighted to welcome her to our BC Liberal team as we prepare for the upcoming election,” said BC Liberal Leader Wilkinson. “With strong candidates like Roxanne joining our renewed team, the people of Oak Bay-Gordon Head have a clear choice for economic prosperity, environmental sustainability, and opportunity for all of BC.”
“I can’t wait to get to work earning the support of the residents of Oak Bay-Gordon Head,” said Helme. “Andrew Wilkinson and the BC Liberals are the only team that will deliver an economic recovery that benefits all British Columbians, and I’m excited to be a part of it.”
Helme is the fourth new candidate to be nominated by the BC Liberals for the upcoming election. The party continues to hold open nominations throughout BC as more candidates put their names forward to represent their constituents.
Helme is a community leader and lawyer in Victoria, with over 30 years of experience. She specializes in conducting trials, appeals, and judicial reviews for private citizens.
In addition to her legal background, Roxanne is a passionate volunteer in her community. She is a former member of the Victoria-Esquimalt Police Board, the Board of the Canadian College of Performing Arts, and the Leadership Council of the Coalition to End Homelessness.
Roxanne holds a Bachelor of Laws from Dalhousie University, and a Bachelor of Economics from the University of Victoria where she continues to serve as a guest lecturer, educating a new generation of leaders.
Roxanne resides with her family in Oak Bay.