ENDORSEMENTS

Rakhi is honoured to have the support of a broad coalition of Albertans, and their trust in her is a testament to the shared vision of Alberta as a place of hope, optimism, and opportunity.

CAMPAIGN CHAIRS

Nagwan Al-Guneid
Nagwan Al-Guneid

Campaign Chair

Alberta NDP MLA for Calgary-Glenmore

"I’m excited to endorse Rakhi Pancholi for the Alberta NDP leadership.

Rakhi campaigned with me in Calgary-Glenmore. Her empathy and business acumen helped secure one of the most competitive ridings in the province. To win in 2027, the Alberta NDP must listen to Albertans and continue to grow the party. Rakhi will build on our past successes to take us into a new era.

Rakhi is committed to robust climate action. While the consumer carbon tax can be an efficient tool, it’s not the only tool in our toolbox. Other provinces have their own climate plans that meet federal requirements and work for their circumstances -- we can have one too. We can accelerate innovation and renewables investments, decarbonize and modernize our grid, invest in transit choices, expand EV charging, and more!

I admire Rakhi’s push for economic diversification in a net-zero world, and I can’t wait to share her energy and climate platform soon! I couldn’t be prouder to be on #TeamRakhi."

Rhiannon Hoyle
Rhiannon Hoyle

Campaign Chair

Alberta NDP MLA for Edmonton-South

"I am overjoyed to support Rakhi Pancholi as the future Premier of Alberta and the next leader of the Alberta NDP!

Rakhi has the experience, brilliance, determination, leadership qualities, and love for people that bring hope and optimism wherever she goes.

As New Democrats, we are progressive, visionary, and bold. Rakhi is the only leader who has the courage to take action, unite us and build on our values.

She represents inclusion for all, the opportunity for us to work hard and build the life we want.

Rakhi is the reason why I’m here: she not only encouraged me to step up and run to be an MLA but also fought for me every step of the way. She is a fearless advocate for me, because she truly believes that the Alberta NDP should reflect the people of this province.

Rakhi is a dear friend, and supporting her is one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. I’m proud to be on #TeamRakhi!"

Marie Renaud
Marie Renaud

Campaign Chair

Alberta NDP MLA for St. Albert

"Rakhi Pancholi is a brilliant woman, legislator, lawyer, colleague, and friend.

Her effortless leadership is rooted in respect for people, which drives her collaborative work. I am proud to endorse Rakhi as the Leader and, ultimately, the future Premier of Alberta.

Many Albertans describe themselves as politically homeless. #TeamRakhi is creating a political movement focused on building new ties and alliances, reinforcing existing ones, and making a political home for all Albertans.

Join me in selecting Rakhi Pancholi as the next Leader of the Alberta New Democrats: A team led by Rakhi will build a modern, sophisticated provincial party capable of inspiring Albertans to vote for an Alberta NDP government in 2027. Join #TeamRakhi and be a part of this incredible movement!"


Bill Tonita
Bill Tonita

Rural Strategy Chair

Councillor; Strathcona County; Former Alberta NDP candidate for Strathcona-Sherwood Park

"I am excited to endorse Rakhi Pancholi as the next leader of Alberta’s NDP. She is an amazing leader, one who speaks for all Albertans, no matter where they live in this great province.

Rakhi is committed to growing Alberta’s NDP by reaching out to folks across Alberta. Whether you live on farms in rural Alberta, in one of our tiniest hamlets, or in our booming mid-sized cities, Rakhi is committed to seeing our communities thrive. I’ve had the privilege of cycling with Rakhi across the rural roads of Strathcona County. I’ve seen her engage with residents in our tiniest villages, sharing her passion for education and healthcare.

I hear her plea for climate action now while understanding the importance of the energy sector to Alberta’s economy. Rakhi’s optimism and belief that “anything is possible” is what excites me most. Under Rakhi’s leadership, I know that Alberta’s NDP will blossom in the years to come."

Karen Shaw
Karen Shaw

Rural Strategy Advisor

Former four-term councillor for Sturgeon County; former Alberta NDP candidate for Morinville-St. Albert

"Rakhi represents the best choice for the leadership of the Alberta NDP. As a passionate advocate for the interests of all Albertans, she embodies the strength and dedication we need to lead our party. Rakhi is committed to listening to and amplifying the voices of rural Albertans, and for her bold and innovative vision with a focus on developing solutions that address both current and future challenges, Rakhi is poised to lead with vision, empathy, and unwavering resolve, and I’m proud to endorse her as the future leader and the future Premier of our province."

Ed Whittingham
Ed Whittingham

Former CEO of the Pembina Institute; Climate & Energy Policy Professional

"As someone who has spent his career working on the urgent challenges of climate change and energy transition, I am pleased to endorse Rakhi Pancholi's comprehensive climate and energy policy plan. Her sensible policy framework prioritizes practical emissions reductions, job creation and smart investment. I am excited by its forward-thinking approach and pragmatism."

Rob Tremblay
Rob Tremblay

Climate Action Leader & Policy Professional

"Albertans need to acknowledge that climate change is the most significant threat they face, but at the same time, it is also the most significant path to prosperity. As an individual who cares deeply about addressing the climate crisis, I know that we require a plan that is both ambitious and practical for the people of Alberta.

And I am confident that Rakhi’s plan is precisely that - a real opportunity for Albertans to overcome the challenges of extreme weather. With her leadership, we can continue to reduce emissions while simultaneously providing clean investments that will support climate action in our province.”