Stephen Dunbar-Edge wants to represent the NDP in Mountainview.
The 50-year-old executive director of the Whitehorse Food Bank will face a tough slog in winning the seat. He’s up against Premier Darrell Pasloski, whose Yukon Party will surely throw a lot of resources into seeing its leader elected.
The Liberals are running David Sloan in the riding. He served as Education minister under Piers McDonald’s NDP government and later worked as a school superintendent.
The new riding, carved out of Copperbelt, includes the neighbourhoods of Hillcrest, Valleyview, McIntyre and Granger. Dunbar-Edge has lived in Granger since 1997.
If elected, he promises to work towards addressing Whitehorse’s housing shortage, improving health care and diversifying the economy.
He’d also be the territory’s first openly gay MLA. Dunbar-Edge married his partner, Rob, in the summer of 2004.
Dunbar-Edge grew up in the territory and later moved to Alberta, the Northwest Territories and Nunavut before returning to the Yukon in 1997. He’s worked as an executive with Northwestel and as a tourism operator. He’s currently a member of the Guild Society and Moving Parts Theatre. (John Thompson)