Alberta Party MLA Candidate for Calgary-Varsity
Banff Trail, Brentwood, Charleswood, Parkdale, Point McKay, Silver Springs, St. Andrews Heights, University Heights and Varsity
Check out the latest flyer from #teambeth4varsity! We are using this information leaflet when we go door knocking. If you would like to find out more about when and where Beth and her team of volunteers will be door knocking and if she will be in your area, please get in touch. We would love to hear from you.
We are busy preparing for our Launch Event to be held later this summer – details to follow!
About Beth Barberree
Beth is a successful small business owner and has been serving the communities in Calgary-Varsity since 2000. A graduate of the University of Calgary, she has extensive experience working with nonprofit organizations in a wide range of senior leadership roles, which include government relations and advocacy.
Completing a Masters degree in Leadership has prepared Beth for the intricacies of working in government. “It’s important to recognize that every decision that is made affects other areas. Seeing the bigger picture is critical to making responsible, pragmatic decisions.
Beth can empathize with the struggles felt by many with this most recent economic downturn. Her own business has felt the effects of the oil and gas revenue roller-coaster that Albertans have ridden yet again.
Beth ran for the Alberta Party in 2015 in Calgary-Hawkwood. She was initially inspired by former Leader, Greg Clark in 2014. “Hearing Greg address a room of people, I got the sense that he sincerely cared about making this province a better place. And I found myself coming to believe that there might be hope for a rational government after all!” During the election, Beth mobilized donations and volunteers second only to then Party Leader, Greg Clark.
Beth sees the need for government to be responsive in order to ensure sustainability of our essential services. “My parents are over 70 now, and I’m concerned about how they’ll be supported. We’re in trouble if the current NDP government continues to be reckless with our financial resources, and equally so if the UCP makes short sighted reactive cuts inconsiderate of longer term consequences.”
During the recent Alberta Party Leadership Contest, Beth was honoured to serve as MLA Rick Fraser’s campaign manager. Her experience of working closely with the Alberta Party’s newest MLA cemented her commitment to launching her own campaign.
“I see the good work that our 3 MLAs are doing for their constituents and our province and I want to be part of that. Hearing Rick Fraser share his experiences in the Legislature, I came to understand how much room there truly is for increased efficiency and volume of work to be done in government. I want to help do that work.”
Working Hard For Calgary-Varsity
Beth has been serving the community of Varsity and surrounding neighbourhoods since she moved to Calgary in 2000. She is a successful small business owner, operating a therapeutic massage clinic that has helped many residents recover from injury and remain healthy and active.
Being immersed in conversation with your community for nearly 20 years inspired Beth to do better for the citizens in the riding of Calgary-Varsity.
Many of you already have Beth’s ear and have expressed your concerns during the clinical time you’ve spent in her office. She has heard you and understands that you need an MLA who is sensitive to what is important to the people here.
Beth recognizes that Calgary-Varsity is a made up of established communities, whose residents clearly value and take pride in where they live. Each of these communities work hard and have sincere commitment to the betterment of our space. It is because of you that Beth is inspired to become your representative in the Alberta Legislature.