My name is Chris and I would like to earn your vote in the District 10 Charlottetown-Winsloe byelection on November 2nd, 2020.
My motivation is pure and simple: to make Prince Edward Island better in any way I possibly can. As a small business owner and new father, I face the same anxieties as many about the pandemic, the economy and the threats to our environment. I also have a deep sense of optimism that we can, and will, build a brighter future together.
As your MLA I will be a tireless worker on your behalf. I will listen to and respect my constituents while also standing up for what I believe in, and lending a voice to those most in need of one.
My job starts with listening to you today. I would love to meet and discuss with you at your door, by phone or over email.
Please send me a note at [email protected].
About Chris van Ouwerkerk
Chris van Ouwerkerk has never followed a set path. He’s also never stopped working since he started in a grocery store meat department at 14. His journey started in Charlottetown at the QEH as the son of long haul truck driver and a Registered Nurse, and that journey has included touring parts of Canada and the United States in a band, receiving a Bachelor’s degree in History from Memorial University of Newfoundland and a Law degree from the University of New Brunswick, starting a beef jerky brand and opening a butcher shop all while driving back and forth between PEI and New Brunswick for the first 2 years, while also falling in love and having a daughter with his wife Jenn. He has been lucky enough to live in St. John’s, Newfoundland, Saint John, New Brunswick, Fredericton, New Brunswick, Ottawa, Ontario and Vancouver British Columbia while never staying away from PEI for too long.
As the founder and owner of Jercules: Fine Beef Jerky since June 2015 and Butcher & Butcher: Fine Island Meat since January 2016, he has used his position to raise funds for and support many community organizations including the Canadian Mental Health Association, Pride PEI, the Boys and Girls Club, Maritime Greyhound Adoption Program, the REACH Foundation, Inner City Youth Skills Camps, Big Brothers Big Sisters, among many others.
Chris became a father for the first time in August, 2020. He also completed his bar exams to become a lawyer in 2020. He lives in Charlottetown with his wife Jenn and his daughter Elsie.
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