Dan Rugg, his wife Tracy and their three daughters have lived in Elie, Manitoba for 12 years. Dan grew up in St. François Xavier, where he spent his childhood in the open spaces and close community found in small town life. He moved to Elie from Winnipeg after his first two children were born so they could enjoy the same small-town atmosphere he had growing up.
Dan has worked at Winpak Ltd. for almost 15 years, currently as a machine operator. He is an activist with Unifor 830, where he serves as treasurer and as vice-president of Unifor Recreation Council Manitoba. Dan also worked at Greyhound for seven years and does seasonal work as a greenhouse worker.
Dan is concerned about how cuts to health care – including the closure of the Seven Oaks Emergency Room – are making life worse for families in Lakeside.
Dan is involved in his local community and wants to create a better environment for his family and his neighbours. He served a three-year term on the Local Urban District of Elie for the RM of Cartier, dealing with road conditions and public works issues. He wants a provincial government that will work with local governments to invest in Manitoba’s roads and infrastructure, making life better for families.