Rachel believes that the province lacks adequate representation for female caregivers of young children. She believes it is time for our concerns to not only be heard, but to be heard from a voice who is personally experiencing the consequences of underrepresentation in government.
Rachel Pletz has been a stay-at-home parent of a three-year-old child for the past three years, and is expecting her second infant due this October! She is here to represent the families of New Brunswick who struggle to maintain a work-life balance while providing financial and emotional support to their children. She worries about the future of her children as much as you do. She is very vocal about defending the values that make New Brunswick an ideal place to raise your family.
Previous to starting a family, her post secondary studies included Interior Design, Advertising, and later, Adult Education. She began her career in teaching and training adults in a corporate setting and branched into business consulting, training and coaching for both independently owned businesses and larger corporations across New Brunswick and the Maritimes. She transitioned into a career in post-secondary education as the program manager for Oulton College’s Business, IT, and Human Services programs where she worked closely with both instructors and students managing day-to-day college affairs, curriculum design, program development and teaching staff support.
Celebrating 5 years of remission in July 2020, she is a cancer survivor with a deep appreciation and passion for our both our health care system, and the struggles of patients with chronic and terminal illnesses.
She chooses to run for office because she firmly believes that the province lacks adequate representation for female caregivers of young children. She believes it is time for our concerns to not only be heard, but to be heard from a voice who is personally experiencing the consequences of underrepresentation in government.
When Rachel relocated to New Brunswick over 12 years ago, it was an affordable, safe, and beautiful place to settle roots in. She aims to fight to keep it that way.