VANCOUVER, BC: Elenore Sturko, the Member of the Legislative Assembly for Surrey South will be seeking re-election with BC United in the upcoming provincial election, slated for October 2024.
As a former RCMP police officer, Sturko has offered frontline perspective on public safety and the opioid crisis. Sturko looks forward to continuing her service to her community and the province, noting, “I’m excited to run for re-election under the BC United banner. Our party’s forward vision on policies, like our Better is Possible plan for mental health and addictions, and our United for a Safer B.C. plan to reduce crime, assures me that BC United will deliver the results our province needs.”
BC United Leader Kevin Falcon stated, “Since being elected in the fall of 2022, Elenore has clearly demonstrated her dedication to representing the people of South Surrey. Her passion for public service really shines through, especially in the work she has done as the Shadow Minister for Addictions, Mental Health, and Recovery. With a great candidate like Elenore, I know we can fix the pressing challenges facing British Columbians.”
Sturko was elected as Surrey South MLA on September 10, 2022 and currently serves as the Shadow Minister for Mental Health, Addiction, Recovery and Education.
Elenore is a South Surrey resident. After graduating from high school at Kamloops Senior Secondary, she embarked on a professional journey in media. In 2007, Elenore joined the Canadian Armed Forces as a reservist in the Royal Canadian Air Force. In 2009 she joined the RCMP, where she first served in Langley, B.C. In 2012 she transferred to Yellowknife, where she worked as a frontline police officer, and then as a community policing and media relations officer. Elenore transferred back home to B.C. in 2018, where she joined the Surrey RCMP. In Surrey, she served as a media relations officer and in frontline policing.
Elenore has been recognized as a champion of human rights and has been an advisor on matters related to gender, sexual orientation, harassment, equity, and inclusivity.