Karen McCrimmon is the Liberal candidate for the riding of Carleton-Mississipi Mills, and she has been increasing her social media profile lately, so we thought we'd highlight another great female candidate running for the Liberals in the Ottawa area.

Karen is a retired Lieutenant Colonel of the Canadian Forces and was the first woman ever to command a Canadian Forces airforce squadron. She served as Commanding Officer of 429 Squadron, which flew tactical transport C130 Hercules based in Trenton, carrying out many humanitarian and military operations around the globe.

Karen served in many operational theatres including the first Gulf War, the Balkans and a tour in Afghanistan. In 1995, Karen was awarded the Order of Military Merit (OMM), which is among the highest peace time military awards, given in recognition of distinctive merit and exceptional service.

Karen is also a small business owner and has been an active volunteer with the Canadian Cancer Society.

Show some support for Karen by liking her on Facebook!

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