Del­e­gates se­lected for Drumheller-Stettler PC lead­er­ship vote

The Drumheller Mail - - NEWS - Pa­trick Ko­lafa The Drumheller Mail

Fif­teen lo­cal vot­ing del­e­gates will be rep­re­sent­ing the Drumheller-Stettler PC Con­stituency As­so­ci­a­tion in March as the party se­lects its new leader.

Over 180 Al­berta PC party faith­ful showed up last Thursday, Jan­uary 19, at the Canalta Juras­sic Inn, to elect vot­ing del­e­gates for the March lead­er­ship elec­tion in Cal­gary.

It was late into the evening af­ter all those wish­ing to let their name stand had an op­por­tu­nity to speak to the mem­ber­ship be­fore they voted. Fif­teen vot­ing del­e­gates will at­tend the lead­er­ship con­ven­tion, and eleven were se­lected at the meet­ing. The other four are au­to­mat­i­cally named del­e­gates, be­ing con­stituency ex­ec­u­tive mem­bers.

The four mem­bers from the ex­ec­u­tive are Bar­rie Hoover, David McKinstry, David Mohl and Michele Toews. The Adult at Large mem­bers in­clude Todd Pawsey, Brad Map­pin, Nate Horner, Don Gert­ner, Joe Gen­dre, James Marshall, Lorne Mur­fitt, Jim Ness and Mark Nikota. Youth del­e­gates are Gerene Cole, Cole Viste and Waycee Hellek­son.

Th­ese re­sults are not of­fi­cial un­til con­firmed by the party.

Many Con­ser­va­tive mem- bers trav­elled a long dis­tance to par­tic­i­pate in the del­e­gate se­lec­tion process for the Drumheller-Stettler con­stituency.

“Ja­son Ken­ney is the one and only can­di­date that said Al­ber­tans have to unite and Al­ber- tans have a lot of work to do and that’s where we are go­ing,” said Drumheller busi­ness­man John Satink, who has put his name in to be a del­e­gate.

Diana Rowe is also in the run­ning to be a del­e­gate and says it ap­pears the mem­ber- ship wants change.

“There is re­ally a loud voice for unit­ing the PCs,” she said. “And we have to have a strong look at that and lis­ten to what the mem­ber­ship is telling us.”

mailphoto by O.R. Sheddy

There was a healthy crowd out on Thursday, Jan­uary 19 at the Canalta Juras­sic Ho­tel to se­lect 15 del­e­gates from the Drumheller-St et­tler PC C on­stituency As­so­ci­a­tion to at­tend the par ty’s lead­er­ship c on­fer­ence in March, to se­lect a new leader.

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