A QuickSketch profile of B.C. NDP Leader John Horgan

A QuickSketch profile of NDP Leader John Horgan

VANCOUVER — A sketch of John Horgan, leader of British Columbia’s New Democratic Party:

Age: 57.

Born: Victoria.

Family: Married Ellie in 1984; two grown sons, Nate and Evan.

Education: Bachelor of Arts, Trent University in Peterborough, Ont,; Master of History, Sydney University.

Career: A former backroom NDP strategist from southern Vancouver Island. He was acclaimed party leader on May 1, 2014.

Riding: Juan de Fuca.

Lives: Langford.

Quote: “I’ve seen the film several times and I keep thinking, ‘I could have been that! I could have been that!’ So that was my life’s ambition, to get on that set. And apparently there’s a ‘Star Trek Four’ coming and Vancouver’s in the mix, so perhaps if I’m successful on Tuesday, I’ll have more pull to get on the set.” — Horgan speaking about his ambition to appear as an extra in a Star Trek film.

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