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BC Conservative to challenge 'bully-boy' in Fort Langley-Aldergrove

Nazreen Burns has declared her candidacy for the BC Conservative nomination in Fort Langley-Aldergrove.

Burns said her decision to run for a seat in the Legislative Assembly in the May 2013 provincial general election was inspired in part by "the growing arrogance" of the incumbent BC Liberal MLA, Rich Coleman.

"It's unfortunate that the more time Mr. Coleman has spent in elective office - and it's now been close to 17 years - the more arrogant and insensitive he's become to the concerns of ordinary, everyday people," said Burns.

"Whether it's appearing to accept political donations from a brewery in return for government tax changes, or bullying Surrey councillors to endorse a casino proposal, Mr. Coleman's behaviour reveals increasingly poor judgment regarding the role and responsibilities of an elected representative."

An Aldergrove resident for the last 22 years, the Fiji-born Burns is an office administrator and former small-business owner. She is married to John and the couple have three adult children.

"I believe that the BC Conservatives and I will be able to make a real difference for our friends, neighbours and co-workers in Fort Langley-Aldergrove if we're successful on May 14," said Burns.

"It's time our constituency had a MLA who actually listened to the people, and who at all times acted in their best interests. Mr. Coleman, sadly, through his actions and words, has become a menace to democracy."

The BC Conservative Party's Fort Langley-Aldergrove nomination meeting will be held on Feb. 13.

The BC New Democrats have nominated Aldergrove resident Shane Dyson as their candidate in Fort Langley-Aldergrove.

The BC Greens have not yet nominated a candidate here.

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