MLA Mable Elmore, Vancouver – Kensington
Tuesday, December 5, 2017
Lord, today we pray for MLA Mable Elmore, as you have called her to continue to serve not only the people from the riding of Vancouver-Kensington, which she has served now for over eight years, but also to utilize her passion for community engagement and connecting people around issues that matter to them, in order to benefit and bless others. Grant Mable insight, wisdom and discernment as she considers the best way to use her personal background as the first-ever MLA of Filipino heritage to serve in the BC legislature, and brings her varied experiences to bear on issues close to her heart like immigrants, social justice and workers’ rights. Guide her thoughts and decisions as she brings counsel and advice to the current government. Bless Mable in rich and abundant ways in this coming year.
Mable Elmore was first elected MLA for Vancouver-Kensington in 2009, when she made history by becoming the first MLA of Filipino heritage. Mable was re-elected in 2013 and 2017. Mable previously served as the Official Opposition spokesperson for ICBC, and the deputy spokesperson for Finance.
Mable has been an active member in the peace movement, and has worked tirelessly on a wide range of immigrant, social justice, and workers’ rights issues.
Prior to her election as MLA, Mable worked as a transit operator for 10 years. Over that time she played an active role within her union – Canadian Auto Workers Local 111 – and led successful campaigns as a transit advocate. Mable attended the University of British Columbia and has resided in Vancouver for the past 20 years.