CANDIDATE PROFILE: Scott Burton wants to make a difference

Scott Burton, 20, is hoping to make a difference in Sooke if elected.

Libertarian candidate Scott Burton. Contributed Photo

As one of the youngest candidates in the province, Langford-Juan de Fuca Libertarian candidate Scott Burton has a lot on his mind. So much in fact, that he’s running for political office.

Burton, 20, also a student, says he chose to run in politics mainly because he’s tired of the province “bouncing between the same two parties, both as bad as each other” and that he went with the B.C. Libertarians because he shares their values and principles.

“If I wanted to be in it to win, I would have joined one of the other big three,” he said.

Born and raised in Victoria, Burton spent most of his life in the same home in Colwood before moving to Langford in 2017. As Burton’s been finding out, being one of the youngest candidates in the province is tough, but he’s keeping his chin up.

“(I got) a lot of criticism, however my mind hasn’t changed. I want what’s best for this province and our Island and communities. I want to help make a change for the better,” he said.

One of the main reasons why he decided to keep going is to “give the people of Sooke a voice” and recognizing that despite having the riding’s Langford-JdF designation, Sooke doesn’t get much attention, if at all.

“Langford is seen as the main portion of this riding, so no one pays much attention to Sooke. I believe that is wrong. The people of Sooke deserve a voice,” Burton said, adding Sooke would benefit under a Libertarian government.

“I am here to represent the residents of all towns and cities of this district, from Langford to Port Renfrew who are otherwise not heard.”

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