Mission’s Tony Luck will be competing for the BC Liberal Party nomination in the Abbotsford-Mission riding this coming Thursday evening.
Abbotsford Coun. Simon Gibson has also decided to vie for the seat.
Luck currently sits as a first-term councillor with the District of Mission, and works as a financial advisor in Abbotsford. Previously, he worked for BC Hydro as a business analyst before switching careers in 2006.
A longtime resident of the area, Luck said after witnessing the challenges faced by his own children and the young families with whom he works, he’s a strong supporter of Christy Clark’s Families First agenda.
“I have worked with many people who are working hard to provide for their families,” he said. “A return to higher taxes and a bigger government is not the solution. Families are the backbone of our province and it is incumbent on us to provide the opportunities for them to prosper.”
Luck said that his record of financial accountability is strong, given his work with the Abbotsford Ratepayers Association which works hard to be a voice for responsible governance, especially during the Plan A debate.
The burgeoning politician has been part of the Citizens for Responsible Municipal Government slate that won last year’s Mission municipal election, and helped bring in a zero per cent tax increase in 2011.
“We were told that it couldn’t be done. Some people talk about fiscal responsibility, others do it,” he said in a press release.