Monday, July 18, 2011

MLA: Maurine Karagianis - Esquimalt-Royal Roads

We bring MLA Maurine Karagianis before You today Father and thank You for her willing heart and desire to serve the people of her constituency and our great province. Thank You for the wisdom and skill that she brings to her role as opposition caucus Whip. Guide her and direct her Lord and cover her with Your blessing and protection. Help her to balance the demands of her job and the demands of family life. May this summer be a great time of connecting with her family, rest and renewal and a time of refreshing. In Jesus’ name we pray, Amen.

Maurine Karagianis was elected MLA for Esquimalt-Metchosin on May 17, 2005, and re-elected to the reconfigured riding of Esquimalt-Royal Roads on May 12, 2009.
Maurine serves as official opposition caucus Whip.
She was elected to Esquimalt Council in 1996. Serving for three terms, Maurine helped create and chaired the CRD Arts Committee, and by working to save the Matson Gary Oak meadow in the Inner Harbour and daylighting the Gorge Creek helped enrich green space and renew bird habitat in Esquimalt.
A long-standing Director of the Veins of Life Watershed Society, Maurine has worked in support of environmental stewardship for the Gorge Waterway and watershed protection in the Capital Region.
She worked in the fashion industry for over 15 years, in retail, wholesale and import/export, and also spent more than a decade working in the communications industry for the tourism market and international motorcycle industry.
Maurine ran a consulting firm that worked with non-profit organizations and First Nations communities to create affordable housing. Her career has also included working for the provincial Ministry of Transportation and the Ministry of Social Services.
A proud mother and grandmother, Maurine lives with her partner in Esquimalt.

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