SD #68 By-Election 2022

Your vote is going to make a huge difference!

After electing SD#68 School Trustee Lisa Marie Barron as the new Nanaimo-Ladysmith Member of Parliament, we now have to elect a new Trustee to fill the vacant position.

The Nanaimo Duncan & District Labour Council (NDDLC) has completed it's endorsement process and is pleased to be endorsing Naomi Bailey for School Board.

You are vital to ensuring a progressive voice is added to the SD #68 School Board. Please vote!

For information on how and where to vote, visit Elections BC, call 1-800-661-8683, or check out

  • Advanced Polls open daily! Various locations - check SD68 link above
  • General Voting Day - 8am-8pm; Sat, Jan. 15


Brief Autobiography of Naomi Bailey

My name is Naomi Bailey.  I have decided to run in this by-election because I know I have the experience and knowledge to make a difference.

My engagement in this school district spans 50 years.  I have been a student, educator and parent in the Nanaimo-Ladysmith School District and have lived in both Ladysmith and Nanaimo most of my life. I have raised three children who have all attended school in both Nanaimo and Ladysmith.   The youngest is in his last year of high school.  My career as an educator spanned 25 years and encompassed teaching children from kindergarten to grade twelve. Department head of Social Studies,  counsellor/advisor as well as an Indigenous Support teacher are some of the roles I have had in various schools.  I currently am employed at VIU and am the acting Manager of Indigenous Protocol.

The joy I have experienced working and advocating with students, the understanding I have of what parents feel are the important issues for their children and the knowledge I possess about the strengths and limitations of our system will enable me to provide sound decision making on policies and represent students, parents and staff with a balanced perspective.  I will also continue to be a strong voice for equality, diversity and reconciliation.  I will ensure that these are represented with compassion and reason.

In conclusion, I grew up very involved in the NDP in Nanaimo. I canvassed with my parents, helping Dave Stupich, Ted Miller, Dale Lovick and Jan Pullinger get elected.  I even had dinner with “The Greatest Canadian” Tommy Douglas and my parents when he represented Nanaimo.  Thanks so much for giving me this opportunity to share with you a little about who I am and I hope you will vote for Naomi Bailey on January 15th.