Journal editor invited to run for MLA under Liberal party

Journal editor invited to run for MLA under Liberal party
Federal minister Amarjeet Sohi welcomes Journal editor Lito Velasco at a fund-raising event, November 14, at the Palace Banquet Hall in Edmonton.

Journal editor Lito Velasco has received an invitation from the highest ranking Liberal Party official in Alberta to run for MLA.

Federal minister Amarjeet Sohi made the invitation during a Liberal Party fund-raising event, November 14, at the Palace Banquet Hall.

Velasco was present at the event to represent Journal publisher Jun Angeles.

“I am willing to serve but I don’t have the funds to run a campaign,” admitted Velasco.

There are so far two Filipinos gunning for MLA posts in the province including Journal columnist Marjorie Carmona-Newman. Newman is running under the United Conservative Party.

Philippine Media Association of Alberta president Nicky Gocuan welcomed the news saying that it is high time for a Filipino to seek an MLA post in the province.

“It’s about time,” said Gocuan.

Journal publisher Jun Angeles added that the editor has been actively serving the community for years already and seeking a position in the Legislative Assembly is a welcome development.

“We hope Lito will consider running,” said Angeles, who as a newspaper publisher has been looking forward to seeing a Filipino serving in the Alberta legislature.

Photo by Moses Billacura | Alberta Filipino Journal

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