About Kim Siever

Kim Siever wearing a black t-shirt with the word “Solidarity” in white letters.

Kim Siever is an independent journalist based in Lethbridge, Alberta. He writes daily news stories, focusing on municipal, provincial, and federal politics, specializing in investigative journalism and critical analysis from a leftist political lens. He also writes regular editorials on general politics and social issues.

Writing experience

Kim Siever’s writing experience includes 3 years as editor-in-chief with Lethbridge News (2010–2013) and 3 years as a political correspondent with Elect Lethbridge (2010–2013), both of which were citizen journalism projects. Between 2014 and 2021, He’d been part of the curation and live tweeting team at YQL Vote, a grassroots collective devoted to politics that affect Lethbridgians. He also was the main writer for LDSCaNews in 2000 and 2001, a writer for his high school newspaper, and on the editorial team for his junior high newspaper.

He has also been a freelance writer for commercial clients since 2013. Prior to that, he worked as a communications specialist for a private company.

He has been a guest speaker at both the University of Lethbridge and Lethbridge College in management and social work classes, discussing entrepreneurship, communication, and building community.

Political experience

Kim Siever ran for a seat on city council in 2001. There were 6 mayoral candidates and 35 councillor candidates, the largest slate in Lethbridge’s history. He managed to garner just under 1,000 votes, despite being relatively unknown and having yet to have built out his social network.

He ran as an independent candidate in the Lethbridge riding during the 2021 Canadian federal election. He placed 5th out of 6 candidates in the Lethbridge race but 7th out of 91 independent candidates across the country.

Personal life

Kim Siever lives in Lethbridge with his spouse and 4 of their 6 children. He has a bachelor’s degree in drama and French. He has also completed some coursework toward a second undergraduate degree, in political economy. He grew up in Regina, but graduated from high school in Abbotsford. He started married life in Surrey and moved to Lethbridge in 1998.

Affiliations

  • IWW, Edmonton General Membership Branch
  • Freelancer Solidarity Action

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