Shared values: Gina Spence-Farmer
(Photo by Glenn Tucker)
...The Bermuda College's Gina Spence-Farmer was yesterday declared the United Bermuda Party's newest Parliamentary candidate - and she is ready to stand in the next General Election, whenever that may be.
An ,excited, proud and elated, Mrs. Spence-Farmer
was part of the ,renaissance, taking place at the UBP
.,This is about being a voice for those who may feel disenchanted.,The co-curricular activities co-ordinator at the Bermuda College, Mrs. Spence-Farmer has ,deep roots in the community,, UBP Leader Grant Gibbons said yesterday.
has a remarkable life story to tell.She
is one of 13 children and spent most of her
formative years in foster homes.She
is truly a symbol of success in the face of adversity. ,Now she
is a well-known and well-respected figure in the community.Her
commitment to people and her
passion for working with others are obvious to anyone who meets her
shares with the UBP
a special concern for the issues and challenges facing the young people on our Island.She
has demonstrated a tremendous rapport and outreach to young Bermudians through her
TV show, Youth Talk.We're delighted to have her
on board as part of our UBP
team.We're sure that, given the opportunity, she will make a great Member of Parliament.,
,I'm here to serve,, Mrs. Spence-Farmer said. ,I've been encouraged a lot by young people.Their concern is not about which party - we have reached a place in politics where you have to deliver.,The leap into politics is a ,good change,, but a decision she
did not take without much prayer and the full support of her
family.Recently honoured by the Queen in the Queen's Birthday Honours List for her
youth street festivals, drama productions and extensive prison outreach programmes, Mrs. Spence-Farmer's achievements include recognition from Friswell's Hill United for her
work with young people.She
also received a nomination for Woman of the Year 2003, and appointments to the Bermuda Arts Council and the Human Rights Commission
.She is also the vice president of Bermuda Spirit, Bermuda's newest community Christian radio station, and is the founder of Gina Spence Productions (now Gina Spence Productions in Christ).
Married to Charles Farmer, Mrs. Spence-Farmer
has three daughters and one grandson.