Mable Elmore was re-elected in 2017 as the Member of the Legislative Assembly for Vancouver-Kensington. She is the Parliamentary Secretary for Poverty Reduction and is co-chair of the Minister of Social Development and Poverty Reduction’s Advisory Forum on Poverty Reduction.
In her previous term, she served as the Spokesperson for Temporary Foreign Workers and Immigration and was the Deputy Spokesperson for Finance.
This is her third term as she was first elected in 2009 (and re-elected in 2013) — when she made history by becoming the first MLA of Filipino heritage.
Mable is passionate about building community engagement and connecting people around issues that matter to them. She has a long-standing record of public service, and has earned a great deal of respect for her hard work on many progressive causes. She’s been an active member in the peace movement, and has worked tirelessly on a wide range of migrant, immigrant, social justice and worker’s rights issues. And she’s dedicated to doing whatever she can to make the lives of people in her community – and across British Columbia – better.
Prior to her election as an MLA, Mable worked as a transit operator for 10 years. Over that time she played an active role in her union – the Canadian Auto Workers, Local 111 – and led successful campaigns as a transit advocate. Mable has held a number of other diverse jobs, attended the University of British Columbia and has resided in Vancouver for the past 20 years.