Shaye Anderson may have been born and raised in Duncan, British Columbia, but it’s the community of Beaumont he now calls home.
Following his move to Edmonton in 2004, Anderson discovered Beaumont’s small-town atmosphere and proximity to larger urban centres was the perfect setting to build a home with his wife, Kelly, and two boys six-year-old Declan and four-year-old Maddoc.
The Malaspina University-College grad has a diploma in physical education and also attended the University of Victoria for the Bachelor of Education program. Anderson’s work with Telus as a telecommunications technician, installing and repairing residential and business services in the County of Leduc, really connected him to his community and his work peers.
He became heavily involved with his union as a shop steward, delegate to convention and eventually worked his way to become the vice president of his local Unit 208. Working diligently for his peers, Anderson handling concerns with the company as well as residential and commercial clients in the community.
His easy-going and approachable nature is paired with a passion for an honest and transparent government.
Hearing his community’s concerns regarding healthcare, education and infrastructure, the NDP-lifer stepped up and took on the issues and made it his priority to ensure they were being invested in. Taught from a young age to be informed on the grassroots level right to the international level, Anderson believes the New Democrats are doing exactly that.