Greenn Party candidate Frances Litman

Candidate spotlight: Frances Litman, Green Party

The Sooke News Mirror is writing about each of the federal election hopefuls

  • Aug. 19, 2015 6:00 p.m.

Frances Litman’s background largely revolves around a career as a professional photographer. She has received both Master and Craftsman of Photographic Arts designations (CPA and MPA) and print judging certification from the Professional Photographers Association of Canada (PPOC). Litman also teaches photography and creativity classes.

Besides her love for photography, Litman is a self-described “crusader for environmental causes,” hence her involvement in the Green Party.

To date, she has volunteered more than 6,000 hours since launching the Creatively United for the Planet Society program, a non-profit community initiative focused on creative environmental education. Over 10,000 people have participated in her program ever since its inception in 2012. She’s also a small business owner and organizer of one of Canada’s main Earth Week events.

In addition to numerous community awards, Frances is also an EcoStar Community Leadership Award Winner and two time Victoria Leadership Award finalist.

On Aug. 8 Litman visited the Ragley Farm in Sooke, where she got a taste of locally-baked fresh good, flowers and a variety of organic food.

Litman notes in her campaign that she plans to use her knowledge and experience of the local community to take local concerns to Ottawa’s playing field.

Litman is running in the Esquimalt-Saanich-Sooke riding in the federal election taking place on October 19, 2015.

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