Endorsements for Helena Konanz for Conservative Party Candidate for the South Okanagan-West Kootenay Federal Riding, 2018
“I am very proud to endorse Helena Konanz as candidate for the Conservative nomination in the South Okanagan - West Kootenay riding.
As a mother, entrepreneur, elite athlete and city councillor, Helena has a lot of experience that is an asset to her many strengths as a candidate. Helena is known for being a great campaigner with a proven record who meets with and listens to a wide spectrum of citizens, not only those she agrees with. I know that on city council Helena championed lower taxes, less red tape and supported many youth programs.
Helena brings the type of common sense local experience that Ottawa, in my view, always needs more of. While this decision always rests with the grassroots of our party, I hope they put this community leader to work to win this riding in 2019.”
The Honourable Dan Albas, MP
“I wholeheartedly endorse Helena in her bid to win the Federal Conservative nomination in this riding. I have worked with Helena for the past several years in my current role as a director on the RDOS. She is thoughtful and pragmatic, and I have no doubt that as a Member of Parliament she will work hard to bring the important issues of our riding to Ottawa and successfully represent us.”
The Honourable Tom Siddon, Former MP & RDOS Director
"Helena will make a strong Conservative candidate and MP. She was elected in 2011 and we had a wonderful council and she was definitely one of the stars on it. She's very concerned about her community. She's fiscally responsible and has financial accountability, but she also has a social conscience. Helena did a very good job and the city's going to miss her on council."
The Honourable Dan Ashton, MLA & Former Mayor of Penticton
“Yasmin & I are please to support Helena Konanz in her bid to win the nomination to be our Conservative candidate in the 2019 federal election. Helena as expressed her commitment "to think and act like a taxpayer", and this is what we need in Ottawa”.
Rick Thorpe, Former MLA & Yasmin John-Thorpe, Author
"I support Helena in her goal to become the free-enterprise MP for the South Okanagan-West Kootenay federal riding. She has the experience and character needed to bring the concerns of her constituents to Ottawa and get things done. We're lucky to have such a quality candidate step forward"
Bill Barisoff, Former MLA.
“Helena Konanz has the ability and knowledge to be an excellent Conservative candidate for the Constituency of the South Okanagan-West Kootenay.
Helena’s years on Penticton City Council and the Regional District has given her the experience for her role as Member of Parliament.
Helena has always been well prepared at the municipal level and is not afraid to speak her mind. She is young, active and well suited for the role of conservative M.P. for the South Okanagan-West-Kootenay”.
Jim Hewitt, Former MLA.
"I endorse Helena Konanz. She has a great knowledge of small business, understanding of municipal issues and how government works. Her experience makes her the best choice to be the next conservative Member of Parliament for South Okanagan-West Kootenay."