Hi, my name is Roop Rai and I am seeking your support in the Calgary-Greenway by-election.
I am a University of Calgary graduate, a former radio producer and host, and former constituency manager for Irfan Sabir, MLA for Calgary-McCall and Minister of Human Services.
I live in Calgary with my wonderful husband and amazing four-year-old daughter. My family is my source of inspiration for the work I do. I am a dedicated proponent for a strong public education system so that my daughter has access to a first-rate education the way that I did growing up in Alberta.
My husband, who fought bravely against cancer for three years, is my constant reminder about the importance of well-funded public health care. When he was undergoing treatment, we relied on our public health care system to help ensure we were able to battle and overcome his diagnosis. I know firsthand what a profound impact public health care can have on Alberta families and will work to protect it for all Albertans.
I am also someone whose young family has been impacted by the downturn in the oil and gas industry. I understand the value of the industry, the challenges it currently faces, and I am committed to finding proactive solutions to those challenges so that our province can continue developing the natural resources we are blessed to have in a responsible and sustainable way.
I also understand the need to strengthen our economy through to diversification and supporting the innovation of Alberta businesses and entrepreneurs. We are province that is not afraid to roll up our sleeves and get to work finding new solutions to the challenges we face.
That’s why I am running for Rachel Notley and Alberta’s New Democrats. Not only do Rachel and the NDP hold the same values that run through my life and Alberta’s communities, they are also the only party with a positive vision to move Alberta and Calgary-Greenway forward.
Will you join us in our work?
I want to listen to your ideas, work with your suggestions and feedback, and present your voice in Alberta’s Legislature. I am ready to lead, serve, and represent the people of Calgary-Greenway as Rachel Notley and Alberta’s New Democrats work to move Alberta forward.
I will play my part in upholding our Albertan values of unity in diversity, of tolerance, of empathy, of compassion, and of a sincere respect for democracy. I look forward to connecting with you and hope that will join our exciting team during this by-election.