Liberal Amanda Jacobson has joined the Nanaimo-North Cowichan electoral race.

Liberal Amanda Jacobson has joined the Nanaimo-North Cowichan electoral race.

Liberal Amanda Jacobson enters Nanaimo-North Cowichan electoral race

Licensed mortgage agent from Ladysmith has her official nomination meeting Tuesday

Liberal candidate Amanda Jacobson has tossed her hat into Nanaimo’s-North Cowichan’s electoral race, the party announced today.

The licensed mortgage agent from Ladysmith has her official nomination meeting Tuesday.

Jacobson’s release says she aims to offer her riding’s voters “a future of sensible, balanced budgets.”

“I feel a government supportive of free enterprise is the best way to ensure our children continue to have access to the services I am grateful for, such as education and health care, without being saddled with mountains of debt.”

Jacobson, 32, an island native, attended the University of Alberta to study political science, sociology and art history.

She worked with a bankruptcy trustee in law firms, proofread in The Edmonton Journal’s newsroom, and earned her mortgage-broker license at the UBC Sauder School of Business.

“We all know what the NDP means: reckless spending – they’ve promised $2 billion in spending in just three days of campaigning. And that means more taxes, more borrowing, and bigger deficits for our children and grandchildren to pay off,” Jacobson added.

She joins Green hopeful Mayo McDonough, B.C. Conservative John Sherry, and incumbent NDP MLA Doug Routley in the north-end’s race.