Independent - Kelowna West
Hello Friends and Neighbors, My name is Magee Mitchell and I would like to be your MLA for Kelowna - West. Like you, I am fed up with big party petty politics and it is time to get some new energy and new ideas into our political system. I am running as an Independent which means I will not be bound by a big political party and will not have to vote along party lines, this means the voice of Kelowna can be freed. As your politician I will be here to listen to your ideas, problems and concerns and take them to Victoria to be your voice- together we can make change. I am not your traditional politician but I have studied and I know I can be the voice for all constituents, not just those with money. My love for politics began 20 years ago as a teen in Ottawa. Having both the countries leaders and world leaders in the the city, news of them was unavoidable. I studied Political Science at Trent University and upon graduation took a job with an environmental firm. Growing up my parents took my two brothers and I on ski trips to Panorama Ski Resort which developed my passion for the mountains and the incredible skiing that was to offer here. Shortly after working for the firm I decided to pack my bags for the West, I am a true ski bum at heart. I drove across the country and took a job as a Pool Maintenance Technician at Panorama, also dabbling in Ski Patrol and golf course maintenance. After a fun stint there and meeting a lovely woman, who would later mother our beautiful daughter, we made the move to Kelowna to join my parents who had also moved from Ottawa. My professional experience includes Class 1 Driving for the oil and gas industry, a Concrete Pump Operator for a local concrete company, Food Services and Dishwasher at Kelowna General Hospital and now most recently working for an Accounting Firm in Downtown Kelowna. My experiences in these industries is what sets me apart. I know that with hard work and the right attitude anyone can build a great life in Kelowna. I live in British Columbia for the active healthy lifestyle. I am an avid fly fisherman in the summer and I volunteer with the Canadian Ski Patrol at Big White in the winter. As your MLA I will work on increasing community engagement and promote social and healthy living. I want to protect our children and teach them the importance of un-plugging from technology, protect our environment and get people out into nature, get drugs off the street and break the cycle. I am not afraid of hard work and with my deep passion for politics I know we can make positive changes together.