My statement on my decision to not seek re-election

After extensive reflection, I have made the difficult decision that I cannot run in the upcoming provincial election. This was not a conclusion reached lightly and has been one of the most difficult decisions of my professional career.
 
It has been a distinct honour to serve as an independent voice for the people of Delta South. I have been privileged to be able to act independently of party discipline and always in the best interests of my constituents.
 
As the first Independent MLA elected in 60 years, and as the first to ever be re-elected, I can say unequivocally that the last eight years have been among the most enjoyable and interesting of my working life. It has been an honour to serve the constituency of Delta South.