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Born in Kenya, Jeevan immigrated with his parents to Canada in 1970. He has always been grateful that the family chose Calgary to make their home.
After completing a degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Calgary, he earned his Professional Engineer designation in Ontario. Later he followed his passion to become a restaurant entrepreneur for ten years and now has been a commercial property manager for the past thirteen years.
Nina and Jeevan have been married 33 years. They have two adults sons, Gurvir and Manraj, whom are completing their post-secondary education here in Calgary.
Volunteer duties have included: Fundraising for Kids Cancer Care Foundation of Alberta (1998-2010) and Children’s Wish Foundation (1998-2000; 2013-Present); Board Member, Calgary SE Conservative EDA (2002-2005; 2014); Board Director, Third Academy (school for special needs children (2014-Present).
Jeevan was a first time candidate for Calgary-Fort Wildrose in the provincial elections of 2012. He lost by the least number of votes in the province. He has built strong relationships in the community and within his Community Association Board. The passion of politics still engulfs him. This is why he has chosen to be the Wildrose Candidate again in the riding of Calgary-Fort. Several times he has witnessed politicians maneuvering into other ridings after defeat, hoping to align themselves into a winning riding. Jeevan believes loyalty to your constituents is paramount. One may win or lose again, but loyalty should be a pillar in everyone’s life.
His belief in good Governance includes the following: decentralization of government from central to regional control; support for the most vulnerable; fiscal conservatism; access to health care; provide atmosphere to encourage new businesses to be born and existing businesses to develop; direct taxes toward public services including public education; listen to concerns of constituents.
Extraordinary Albertans like Pat Burns, Francis Winspear, Bill Herron, Max Bell, A.E. Cross, etc., are immortalized in the book “Alberta Titans”. They assumed major risks to ensure their businesses would survive, develop and contribute to employment and to society. They produced jobs, not the government. An irresponsible government accumulates debt. During a recession have you ever witnessed elected officials absorb a reduced wage. Rather the taxpayer is burdened with reduced salaries, low employment, and reduced standard of living.
We need honest, ethical and capable government.