Rowan grew up with a deep thirst for social, economic, and ecological justice, inspired by the injustices he witnessed everyday throughout his time in the deep US south.
Rowan Miller just turned 24 on September 1st, and is proud to be the youngest candidate on the Green slate. With deep familial roots in the St. John-Wolastoq river valley, he was born in Victoria, BC and spent eleven years in Aiken, South Carolina. Rowan grew up with a deep thirst for social, economic, and ecological justice, inspired by the injustices he witnessed everyday throughout his time in the deep US south. After moving to NB in 2015, Rowan attended UNB Fredericton for Political Science, History, and Creative Writing, graduating in 2019, and is now finishing his MA in Political Science there. Last year he ran for the Federal Greens in Tobique-Mactaquac and received 14% of the vote.
Inspired by his time in the US, his parents who always taught him to call out hypocrisy and stand up for the marginalized and the working class, his studies and his professors, and finally his deep and abiding awe and love for nature, Rowan knows that now is the time for sweeping change. The ecological and climate crisis loom, and the Covid pandemic and the economic chaos and hardship it has wrought for millions has laid bare the insecure and unsustainable nature of modern capitalism. Rowan knows that the NB Greens are ready to put people and planet ahead of massive corporate profits. As MLA for Carleton-Victoria he would be a ceaseless advocate and tireless defender of the marginalized and the powerless, the victims of systemic racism and bigotry, the working class from whom the off-shored profits of the Irving’s and McCain’s have been squeezed, all of those others who have suffered from decades of corporate-sweetheart, right-wing governance, including perhaps most importantly, the planet itself.