Doug Donaldson BC NDP
Sharon Hartwell BC Liberal
Jonathan Dieleman BC Conservative
Rod Taylor Christian Heritage
Roger Benham BC Green
Jesse O'Leary Independent
At a glance
Doug Donaldson won the province's northwesterly seat for the BC NDP in 2009, by a small margin of 450 votes. The BC Liberals nearly doubled the expenditures of the NDP in this district. The district was created in 2008 from more than half of the former Buckley Valley-Stikine riding. It has historically been hotly contested, with only one recent win by a margin of over 10 per cent.
Incumbent Donaldson runs for a second term this May. The BC Liberal candidate is Sharon Hartwell, former mayor of the Village of Telkwa and a former director of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities.
The BC Conservative candidate is Jonathan Dieleman, who worked in logging and mining before a paralyzing dirt-biking accident, and who now works for local Telkwa organizations.
The BC Green candidate is Roger Benham.
Jesse O'Leary is an independent candidate, and Rod Taylor represents the Christian Heritage Party of BC.
Did you know?
In 2006, the Stikine district had among the highest proportions of aboriginal people and status Indians (which does not include Métis and Inuit). Nearly 90 per cent of people aged 15 to 24 had a high school education or less, more than 10 per cent higher than the B.C. average at the time.
Previous Election Results
|Candidate||Votes||%||Doug Donaldson BC NDP||4274||50.4%||Scott Groves BC Liberal||3829||45.2%||Roger Benham BC Green||375||4.4%|
Telling Stats about Stikine
|Statistic||Riding percentage||B.C. average|
|Percent seniors, 2011||13%||15.8%|
|Percent families with kids 24 and under, 2011||51%||47.7%|
|Percent residents with non-English mother tongue, 2011||13%||26.4%|
|Top three non-English languages spoken at home, 2006||Gitksan: 1.1%, German: 0.8%, Carrier: 0.4%||n/a|
|Average household income (before tax), 2006||$55,732||$67,675|
|Owners vs. renters, 2006||72/24||70/30|