MEET ANDREA JAMES
Calgary-Elbow, born and raised. Lawyer, business owner, published author, public speaker.
My name is Andrea James. I am asking for your vote to be the UCP candidate for Calgary-Elbow.
I have lived in the Calgary-Elbow community for most of my life. I lived in Elboya for my entire childhood, attending Elboya Elementary and Jr. High School and Western Canada High School. After relocating to attend university, I moved back to the Calgary-Elbow area with my husband, Henderson, in 2018.
I have been present in Calgary-Elbow during the easy times and the hard times. Like many Calgary-Elbow residents, my family's home flooded in 2013. I am proud of how people from Calgary-Elbow worked together to rebuild our community after the water receded.
Today, I am a lawyer, a business owner, a published author, and a public speaker. I hold law degrees from the University of Calgary, the University of Houston, and a master's degree in Tax Law from the Osgoode School of Law at York University. I am a founder and principal of Jamesco LLP, a boutique corporate and tax law firm that provides advice to businesses in Canada and internationally. I have published "Corporate Reorganizations: A Guide for Advisors and Entrepreneurs" and I speak on tax issues to professional audiences across Canada.
I didn't grow up wanting to be a politician. I became involved with UCP politics when I realized that the issues I saw in our community were solvable and that my expertise added value to the solution finding process. Since 2020, our province has been put under enormous pressure, and cracks in our institutions have been laid bare. It wasn't until people I loved had very negative experiences with the health care system that I decided to run for this candidacy. Our province is at a pivotal point in its history. I want to give Calgary- Elbow a strong voice in molding the future direction of the province .