Sacia Burton running for Nanaimo city council

Sacia Burton

A strong voice for community-focused Islanders, young and old. As advocate for social and cultural development, my passion is to inspire and empower political involvement in my city. Although I am likely one of the younger candidates on this year's ballot at 25 years old, I bring a wealth of political experience and fresh perspective to the table. My political leadership experiences include: 

  • Six years of board experience in community and university governance organizations
  • Campaign canvass co-ordination during the Nanaimo 2015 federal election
  • Key organizational lead in 2016 P.E.I. Campaign for Proportional Representation
  • Second place in the 2017 Nanaimo byelection campaign 
  • A consistent track record of involvement in cultural and sustainable development projects

 After living and investing myself in the South End of Nanaimo for the past 7 years, I am dedicated to Nanaimo’s continual improvement. A broad background in hospitality, tourism, and retail informs my approach to local economics. I am focused on working together with local entrepreneurs, business owners, and the residents of our city to develop strategic community-driven projects, strengthen our current establishments, and develop food security.

Coming from a family of entrepreneurs, I have learned to face challenges with resilience and steadfast patience. After graduating in 2016 from Vancouver Island University with a BA in Politics and Philosophy I chose to nourish the roots I have set down here. Raised in Charlottetown, P.E.I., I have spent my life in the community-focused towns that Canadian islands celebrate, and enjoy the access to nature and the lifestyle that Nanaimo provides. My partner Josh and I are happy to call Harewood our home.

You can reach me through e-mail at sacia4nanaimo@gmail.com, or by phone at 250 739 3363