MLA Tegart elected to chair Caucus

Fraser Nicola MLA Jackie Tegart was elected by her peers to be the chair of the BC Caucus for the next year.

  • Feb. 17, 2015 6:00 p.m.
MLA Jackie Tegart

MLA Jackie Tegart

Fraser-Nicola MLA Jackie Fraser has been elected to the position of Liberal Caucus Chair. She takes over from MLA Michelle Stilwell who was given a Cabinet posting a few days earlier.

β€œI believe that the job of the caucus chair is to bring people together and to build team,” said Tegart, β€œto make sure that the voice of caucus is heard and to make sure that our agenda moves forward.”

Tegart was elected by secret ballot by the caucus on Feb. 12 to the position which is a one-year term. MLA Gordon Hogg held the position for two years before Stilwell. During his tenure, he launched an investigaton into the ethnic voting plan scandal in 2013.

Tegart was elected MLA in the 2013 provincial election, defeating incumbent NDP MLA Harry Lali.