Endorsements

What they are saying about Ben


Hiep Nguyen

“Ben has a warm heart. After the fire, he was a big help notifying my customers that we reopened. As a small business owner, I strongly support Ben’s re-election to City Council. I am encouraging everyone I know to vote for him.”

-Hiep Nguyen, owner, Pho Vy

 

Kat Sark photo and endorsement

“Women’s March Victoria is proud to support Ben Isitt for Victoria City Council. Ben is our feminist ally, who has been working for women’s rights, Indigenous and LGBTQ+ communities, immigrant and refugees, as well the environment for many years. We look forward to working with Ben on affordable housing, affordable childcare and many other important causes in the future.”

-Kat Sark, Founder of Women’s March Victoria

 

Renay Maurice endorsement photo

“I've known Ben for 6 years. He is a man who has a proven track record of working with grassroots communities and groups to get it done! He’s got my vote. I just wrote Ben’s campaign a cheque too.”

-Renay Maurice, Jubilee resident and community activist

 

Michael Large endorsement

“I have worked with Ben advocating for progressive municipal actions, including support for public gardens and protection for affordable housing. I strongly support Ben’s re-election to City Council and the CRD Board, and I encourage you to as well.”

Michael Large, local lawyer, food systems activist and affordable housing advocate

 

Debby Yaffe endorsement

“The central issue of this election is affordable housing. Ben Isitt’s approach is fiscally sound, historically informed, and compassionately attuned to the realities of life in Victoria. Ben has been an unwavering advocate for social justice the whole time I’ve known him. Plus, he’s a decent guy I’m happy to support.”

-Debby Yaffe, UVic Women’s Studies (retired)

 

Bobby Arbess endorsement

“Ben Isitt is an unabashed eco-socialist activist-politician with the stamina and drive of a pentathlete and the policy vision that stems from his academic roots as a historian. He is a dogged worker who sacrifices himself on a daily basis for the benefit of the community, always prepared to roll up his sleeves in the quest for social and environmental justice. Ben has the guts, integrity and imagination needed of politicians today to help facilitate a shift through these crisis times to a just, equitable, sustainable future for this city.”

-Bobby Arbess, Fernwood resident and community organizer

 

Sue Andrews endorsement

“Ben is a tireless advocate for climate and social justice. I have worked with him on the Social Environmental Alliance and in many other contexts. It would be hard for find a person more caring of people or the environment. He lives his commitment to both daily. He brings that same dedication to every task, whether it’s making pizza for hours at a fundraiser, chairing a meeting, or advocating for indigenous rights. His track record as a councillor speaks loudly in his favour. I hope you will vote for him.”

-Sue Andrews, Greenpeace Local Group Victoria, Rise and Resist