The Free Press invited all provincial candidates to fill out a questionnaire about themselves, the issues affecting their communities, and what they hope to achieve in office.

Ten questions on the issues: Find out how your opinions compare with the candidates hoping to become your next MLA.

The candidates, as people: Would-be MLAs introduce themselves to you and describe their backgrounds, what made them decide to run for office, and how they hope to solve the problems facing your community.


Robert Jessup, New Democratic Party, Steinbach

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Kelvin Goertzen, Progressive Conservative, Steinbach

I’m a lifelong resident of Steinbach. My wife and I have one son who is entering Grade 8 this September. He is active outside of school in music and sports (and a bit too much video gaming). As a family we are die-hard Blue Bomber fans and also attend several Winnipeg Jets and Steinbach Pistons games during the year. We enjoy supporting and volunteering in our local church which we have attended for 22 years.

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LéAmber Kensley, Liberal, Steinbach

I was born in Manitoba to a Métis family with deep roots in the community. I have raised four children in Manitoba with my partner, and have a large chosen family to complement my biological family. I am passionate about equality and am involved with the Institute of International Women’s Rights Manitoba as an organizer. After completing my education, I began working in the mental health and addictions fields, spending fifteen years in the field as a care worker, assessment worker, and couns...

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Janine Gibson, Green, Steinbach

As a mother and grandmother and small business owner, I have seen how short term pain for long term gain is a necessary part of life. I have chosen to live as simply as I can, running a small agricultural consulting business that supports resilience and farm health. I have seen how working cooperatively and buying locally, can make us all stronger and address many of the challenges facing our families and communities today.

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