Gordon Hogg BC Liberal
Susan Keeping BC NDP
Don Pitcairn BC Green
Elizabeth Pagtakhan BC Conservative
Jim Laurence British Columbia
At a glance
BC Liberal Gordon Hogg has dominated this district since the '90s, and will run again in 2013. He was first elected in a 1997 byelection and was re-elected in 2001, 2005 and 2009.
This election, he faces BC NDP candidate Susan Keeping, founding member and director of the Newton Advocacy Group Society, an anti-poverty nonprofit.
Don Pitcairn is the BC Green candidate. Pitcairns owns a commercial grounds maintenance company in the riding, as well as a "pro-Surrey apparel company." Pitcairn's company was in the news recently for its Surrey shirts.
The BC Conservative is Elizabeth Pagtakhan, who works in real estate and who ran as a federal Conservative in the 2006 election.
Jim Laurence is a candidate for the British Columbia Party.
A slight tweak to the district's boundaries occured in 2008 as part of a provincial electoral boundary redistribution, but it was mostly unchanged.
Did you know?
This riding had among the highest incomes for full-time workers of all the provincial ridings in the mid-2000s, in contrast to Surrey-Whalley, which had among the lowest.
Previous Election Results
|Candidate||Votes||%||Gordon Hogg BC Liberal||15121||62%||Drina Allen BC NDP||6668||27.4%||Don Pitcairn BC Green||2118||8.7%||David Hawkings BC Refederation||464||1.9%|
2005 Winner: Gordon Hogg BC Liberal
2001 Winner: Gordon J. Hogg BC Liberal
Telling Stats about Surrey-White Rock
|Statistic||Riding percentage||B.C. average|
|Percent seniors, 2011||24%||15.8%|
|Percent families with kids 24 and under, 2011||43%||47.7%|
|Percent residents with non-English mother tongue, 2011||20%||26.4%|
|Top three non-English languages spoken at home, 2006||Chinese (all): 2.2%, Korean: 1.7%, German: 0.4%||n/a|
|Average household income (before tax), 2006||$76,411||$67,675|
|Owners vs. renters, 2006||77/23||70/30|