Gary Holman (politician)
Gary Holman, April 2013
|Member of the British Columbia Legislative Assembly
for Saanich North and the Islands
May 14, 2013 – May 9, 2017
|Preceded by||Murray Coell|
|Political party||New Democratic Party|
|Residence||Salt Spring Island, British Columbia|
Gary Holman is a Canadian politician, who served in the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia from 2013 to 2017. He represented the electoral district of Saanich North and the Islands as a member of the British Columbia New Democratic Party.
Holman narrowly won the seat in the 2013 provincial election, in an almost perfect three-way split with the Liberal and Green candidates. He was defeated in the 2017 election by Adam Olsen, the same Green candidate he had faced in 2013.
Prior to being an MLA, Holman served for six years as the Capital Regional District director for Salt Spring Island, and is credited for getting the island's first BC Transit bus started.
Holman is an economist with a master's degree from Simon Fraser University, and has worked as a consulting economist for various initiatives across BC, including the Nisga'a Treaty.
Holman was the party's lead spokesperson on democratic reform, and the deputy spokesperson for BC Ferries and the environment.
|British Columbia general election, 2017: Saanich North and the Islands|
|** Preliminary results — Not yet official **|
|New Democratic||Gary Holman||9,761||30.34|
|Liberal||Stephen P. Roberts||8.654||26.90|
|Total valid votes||32,173||100.00|
|Source: Elections BC|
|British Columbia general election, 2013: Saanich North and the Islands|
|New Democratic||Gary Holman||10,515||33.27||-10.88|
|Total valid votes||31,602|
|British Columbia general election, 2009: Saanich North and the Islands|
|New Democratic||Gary Holman||12,875||44.07||+6.9|
|Total valid votes||29,215|
- "Saanich North and the Islands results: Holman takes riding for NDP". Global News, May 15, 2013.
- "NDP's Gary Holman wins Saanich North and the Islands riding by 163 votes:final unofficial count". Times Colonist, May 29, 2013.
- "2017 Provincial General Election Preliminary Voting Results". Elections BC. Retrieved 11 May 2017.
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