Another B.C. politician has no intention of running in the next provincial election, whenever that may be.
Claire Trevena, North Island MLA, announced in a press release Sunday that she will not seek re-election in the next provincial election.
“I will not be seeking re-election in the next provincial election. It is time to move on and take on new challenges,” she said in the release, adding. “It has been a great privilege to be the representative of the North Island for 15 years and to have the trust of people across the constituency.”
Trevena, a former journalist, was first elected in 2005 and is currently the province’s minister of transportation and infrastructure.
“As a minister, I have had an incredible team dedicated to making B.C. better,” she said.
Trevena joins a growing list of current ministers that includes Carole James, Doug Donaldson, Shane Simpson, Judy Darcy, and Scott Fraser, who have announced plans not to run in the next provincial election.
A provincial election has not officially been called, however, rumours continue to swirl that Premier John Horgan is preparing to call one any day now, despite concerns about an election amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
North Island MLA and transportation minister Claire Trevena says she will not be seeking re-election in the next provincial election.
"It is time to move on and take on new challenges."
— Nicholas M Pescod (@npescod) September 20, 2020