Whitehorse: Ranj Pillai won the Porter Creek South riding nomination in front of a packed room at the Church of the Northern Apostles.
“I must thank the residents of Porter Creek South for inviting me into their homes and for sharing their concerns, fears and dreams for the Yukon,” said Pillai. “My time on the doorsteps has taught me that this election is about respect. It is about respect for our children, for the people that are hurting and need our help, for our environment, for the Yukon business community and for our First Nations Governments.”
Pillai highlighted that the journey began 52 days prior to the nomination. Pillai was motivated by his duty to public service and the strong leadership of Sandy Silver, and encouraged by his wife Delilah and their two sons.
“Sandy Silver and the Yukon Liberals have worked hard for the last four years to rebuild those relationships. To bring trust back to the political process, and will bring respect back to governing the Yukon,” said Pillai. “I am also here because of your leadership you are the leader that can bring about the positive change that our community needs you listen, you connect and you bring people together…and this is what Yukon needs.”
Pillai has previously served on Whitehorse City Council and as the Yukon Liberal Party President. His professional background involves work with NGOs, First Nation governments, private sector entities, and as an entrepreneur.
"Once again, through an open nomination process the Yukon Liberals have found a great candidate to represent the residents in another riding,” said Leader Sandy Silver. “Ranj Pillai is a person who has his communities best interests in mind and will work hard for his constituents. He has proven he's got the drive needed for the coming election, engaging the riding and advocating for their issues. I am very excited to welcome Ranj to the team and look forward to working with him."
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