Trasolini back in Port Moody after first week in B.C. legislature as MLA-elect

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PORT MOODY –New Democrat MLA-elect Joe Trasolini says he has a lot of work to do now that he's been elected to represent the people of Port Moody-Coquitlam.

“The people of this riding have been unrepresented in the legislature since October,” said Trasolini. “During the election campaign I heard clearly from people they want a representative who will stand up for things like affordability, the environment, and post-secondary education. I'm going to get right to work doing just that.”

Trasolini returned to Port Moody after spending his first week at the legislature learning the ropes from other New Democrat MLAs alongside Gwen O'Mahony, the MLA-elect for Chilliwack-Hope.

“Adrian Dix and the rest of the New Democrat caucus have been amazing and very supportive. Their dedication and hard work is inspiring, and I can't wait to get back there next week.

“The way things work in the provincial legislature is different in a lot of ways from local government, but representing the people doesn't change. People entrusted me to take their issues and concerns to Victoria, and that is what it's all about,” said Trasolini, the former mayor of Port Moody.

Trasolini and O'Mahony will be officially sworn in as members of the legislative assembly in mid-May.