- Sturgeon River—Parkland
Cassandra “Cass” Romyn was born in southwestern Ontario, growing up in a small town close to the US border. She attended the University of Windsor for two years before deciding on a change in career goals, next earning her diploma from Georgian College in 2009. In 2012, she met her husband Jeff, and not long after, they expanded their family, having a daughter.
Jeff became employed as a train conductor, which allowed Cass to stay at home with their daughter, yet required them to relocate to Edmonton, where they lived for four years before buying their first home in Sturgeon County in 2016. Cass recently campaigned as the Green Party of Alberta candidate for Morinville–St. Albert during the 2019 Alberta Elections.
Cass is extremely passionate about environmental politics, and is especially concerned with issues surrounding human and animal rights. She enjoys photography and running the trails with her dog, spending as much time volunteering at her daughter’s school as she can, and detests that oil and plastics are the root of modern society.
Her fervor for politics has proven to be quite positive, as she offers comprehensive consideration of all views presented to her, challenges the status quo, and maintains a triple bottom line approach to all political considerations — where social, environmental and financial considerations are all taken into account. Cass works to always employ the six principles of the Green Movement: sustainability, ecological wisdom, respect for diversity, social justice, participatory democracy and non-violence.
She is both optimistic, and slightly concerned, about what the future of Alberta and Canada holds for her daughter and future generations. Yet she is incredibly encouraged by the support of community members equally concerned about our environment, and the progress the Green Party has made throughout the country in recent elections.