The Left Coast Endorses John Horgan for Leader of the BC NDP

John Horgan

John Horgan

After many one to one conversations with the candidates, emails from the candidates, phone calls from the candidates and letters from the candidates, The Left Coast dot ca has decided to publicly give our endorsement to John Horgan as the candidate who is best prepared to lead the BC New Democrats while they are in opposition and perhaps more importantly, to lead the BC NDP to an election victory against the Christy Clark Liberals.

We have met with Adrian Dix and thoroughly enjoyed our conversation. Dix is a solid New Democrat. We have spoken with Mike Farnworth. Farnworth is also a very capable individual who has a stellar record of successes as a New Democrat. However, all things considered, we truly believe that John Horgan is the best positioned to lead the BC NDP to victory.

John Horgan has some truly shining lights from BC’s progressive politicians backing his bid for the leadership of the party. For us that was not the deciding factor in why we decided to publicly endorse him. The reasons are complex but they are directly related to the time we spend talking to Horgan.

We find Horgan to be personable and approachable. He is articulate and has a great sense of humour. He is a realist and he is a fresh face on the BC political scene. He is also well experienced in how an open and honest government needs to function to serve the people of BC. In short, we believe that John Horgan has what it takes to carry the BC New Democrats to an election victory against the Christy Clark coalition of federal Conservatives and Liberals.

We are proud to publicly endorse John Horgan in his bid to become the next leader of the BC New Democrats. We hope that you will join us in actively supporting John Horgan.

To learn more about John Horgan you can visit his website, Horgan for BC.

6 thoughts on “The Left Coast Endorses John Horgan for Leader of the BC NDP

  1. Teri Young

    How great that you did the real research on the leadership candidates – and found John to be the best.

    I have known John for years – he is a wonderful person, smart, clever, articulate, thoughtful – and he has the courage and vision to bring the whole province of British Columbia forward to a future that will WORK for our children. He is willing to listen to anyone who has ideas and opinions, and is willing to make hard decisions that will move us forward to a better world.

    One thing I really admire about John is that he is willing to revisit decisions made in the past, and to change his point of view when provided with more information. someone who is willing to change is someone I am willing to support – because there then is a chance of a conversation rather than a lecture.

  2. caitlyn

    Very interested to hear that Horgan is the guy for the Left Coast. A positive in his favour for sure.

    One question: When you presented a video of him being interviewed by Left Coast you said he is far more engaging off camera than on. Will that hurt the NDP? I believe the average voter is using the “American Idol” model of voting and it is as much presentation and “show” as any talent or expertise that brings in votes. Christy Clark is good on camera. Can John Horgan go head-to-head with her in terms of charisma and photogenics?

    A sad question but, unfortunately, one that matters.

  3. Richard Hughes

    I just sat down with a cup of coffee to check today’s political news and ta da the first I read was your endorsement of John Horgan. Your stated reasons are welcomed and reassuring to those of us who have known John for years and are enthusiastic supporters.

    Not to worry Caitlyn John’s on camera, across the table, on the phone, texting, communications are all excellent. I have not one dot of concern for the BC NDP’s future if they elect John as leader.

    I would betcha that Christy would far rather face Adrian or Mike. Horgan is the guy!

  4. Richard Hughes

    I just sat down with a cup of coffee to check today’s political news and ta da the first I read was your endorsement of John Horgan. Your stated reasons are welcomed and reassuring to those of us who have known John for years and are enthusiastic supporters.

    Not to worry Caitlyn John’s on camera, across the table, on the phone, texting, communications are all excellent. I have not one dot of concern for the BC NDP’s future if they elect John as leader.

    I would betcha that Christy would far rather face Adrian or Mike. Horgan is the guy!

  5. Sharon Jackson

    I think your choice is well considered and wise. If anyone can go head to head with the Liberals, it is John. He is well spoken, determined, thoughtful, knowledgeable and best of all, he actually has a sense of humour. Something that is sadly lacking in government these days.

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