United Conservative Deputy Leader nominated in Chestermere-Strathmore
The United Conservative Party has been busy firming up nominations in constituencies with an eye on next year’s provincial elections.
On Sunday, July 29, United Conservative Deputy Leader Leela Aheer became the official nominated candidate in Chestermere-Strathmore after the four other individuals who requested nomination packages failed to submit them before the 5:00 p.m. deadline.
“I am humbled and grateful for the opportunity to stand as the United Conservative candidate in the new constituency of Chestermere-Strathmore,” said Aheer. “Over the past three years, I have been honoured to bring the voices of Chestermere-Rocky View residents to the Legislature and I look forward to getting to know people in the new communities I hope to represent.”
United Conservative Leader Jason Kenney congratulated Aheer.
“As deputy leader, Leela has been instrumental in building our party into one of the most popular political parties in Canada and as the UCP caucus critic for Children’s Services and Status of Women, has held the NDP to account on issues of great importance like child intervention reform and the protection of sexual assault victims.
It is expected that current Brooks–Strathmore MLA Derek Fildebrandt will be running in the constituency under the banner of the Freedom Conservative Party.