Father, the people of British Columbia are blessed to have people such as MLA: Maurine Karagianis serve in her role as MLA and in the official opposition. We thank You for her and pray that You will grant her wisdom and bless her with favour as she works to promote the issues that are important to her and her constituents. Renew her energy each day and refresh the vision that brought her to this role. Grant her good health and abundant energy for the many tasks that face her each day. In Jesus name, 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 and Liquor Distribution Branch critic.
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.