Elenore Sturko

Elenore Sturko

SURREY-CLOVERDALE

MLA, Surrey South | Candidate, Surrey-Cloverdale

About Elenore Sturko

Elenore Sturko was elected as the Surrey South MLA on September 10, 2022.

A long-time Surrey resident, Elenore has dedicated her career to serving British Columbians. After graduating from Kamloops Senior Secondary, she began her professional journey in the television broadcasting industry, starting at CFJC Television in Kamloops.

In 2007, Elenore transitioned to public service, joining the Canadian Armed Forces as a reservist in the Royal Canadian Air Force. Following her training, she served full-time with the 440 Transport Squadron and the 1 Canadian Ranger Patrol Group, both in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories.

In 2009, Elenore joined the RCMP, initially serving in Langley, B.C. She transferred back to Yellowknife in 2012, where she worked as a frontline police officer and later as a community policing and media relations officer. These roles allowed her to travel extensively in the North, work with Indigenous communities, develop community programs, and participate in an Arctic Sovereignty Patrol. After completing her tour in the Northwest Territories, Elenore and her family moved to Ottawa in 2016, where she joined the RCMP Musical Ride, participating in the 2017 cross-country tour celebrating Canada 150. In 2018, Elenore transferred back to Surrey, B.C., serving as a media relations officer and in frontline policing with the Surrey RCMP.

Throughout her career, Elenore has been recognized as a champion of human rights and has served as an advisor on issues related to gender, sexual orientation, and harassment.

Despite her professional accomplishments, Elenore's proudest moments are as a working mom living in Surrey with her spouse, Melissa, and their three young children.