Leanne Finlayson is totally immersed in NDP politics as a constituency assistant to Alistair McGregor, MP for Cowichan-Malahat-Langford; life partner to Doug Routley, MLA for Nanaimo-North Cowichan; Vice-President of the Cowichan Valley BC NDP Constituency Association; and volunteer events coordinator for Cowichan-Malahat-Langford NDP EDA.

Still, Leanne finds time for her family Matthew, Brooklynne, and Maddy; volunteering at the BC Forest Discovery Center; highland dancing; and riding her favourite horse Dixie in local dressage and jump shows.