A grassroots non-partisan movement by concerned BC citizens

Introducing the people that make StepUP possible

Small but mighty (and growing!)

STEP UP is small but mighty (and growing!). We are fortunate to have experienced directors on our Board, who have built extraordinary lives for themselves and their families. All are long-time residents of British Columbia. None have been actively involved in politics previously, beyond, in some cases, donating. STEP UP is a new, more engaging, effort for all involved.

Bud Kanke

Almost everyone in Vancouver has eaten at Joe Fortes, The Cannery, or The Fish House in Stanley Park. Bud started and ran all of them, among many other ventures. Bud and his family are long-time Vancouver residents. Bud is a proud grandfather and is very active in philanthropy, volunteerism, and various charities. Apart from that, Bud loves spending time with family, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and good friends.

Jonathan Rubenstein

Jonathan lives with his lovely wife of 40 years, Mary Ann, in Vancouver. When not playing with his grandkids, Jonathan chairs MAG Silver, based in Vancouver. He also sits on the boards of other companies. From 1977-1994, Jonathan practiced law in BC and since he has worked in corporate executive director roles. Jonathan makes lifelong friends. He has a fighting spirit and is not afraid of standing up to bullies.