BC Conservative Party leadership hopeful Chloe Ellis announced her candidacy Monday at the Fort Langley Community Hall.
Ellis, a 25-year-old professional financial advisor who lives in New Westminster, said she chose the “iconic” hall because it was built in 1931, the last time B.C. had a conservative premier, and because Langley is a “true blue riding” that has traditionally supported conservatives.
Ellis placed third when she ran against the incumbent NDP candidate for the federal Conservatives in the 2015 election in the New Westminster-Burnaby riding.
She said if she wins the Sept. 17 BC Conservative Party leadership convention, she will campaign on “affordability and accountability,” promising measures to help people cope with high housing costs and banning political contributions from unions and corporations.
Ellis was introduced at the morning press conference by Ryan Warawa, a longtime BC Conservative Party member and son of Langley-Aldergrove Conservative MP Mark Warawa.