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Dennis Adamson – NDP – Mission-Matsqui-Fraser Canyon
Dennis Adamson is the director for Electoral Area B in the Fraser Valley Regional District (FVRD).
I first became involved with the NDP in 1975 when one of my high school friends’ father was running for a seat in Barrie, Ontario. Although we didn’t win, we gave it a great try. In 1988, I was living in Toronto on Danforth Avenue and I knocked door to door with Jack Layton and other NDP members against Brian Mulroney’s Free Trade.
I never thought that I would ever become a politician, but because some neighbors had been asking me for over a year to run for local government so I listened and had the honour of being elected to the Fraser Valley Regional District in 2008. Since being elected, I have taken my duty seriously and have served the taxpayers to the best of my ability to increase services while decreasing taxes every year for the last 7 years. The taxpayers have repaid my efforts by re-electing me for the third time, and in the 2014 election I had the honour of being acclaimed to position.
I believe that the NDP can win the new Mission-Matsqui-Fraser Canyon riding but every member has to do his/her part. Together, we can win this riding for the NDP–a government FOR THE PEOPLE.