United Con­ser­va­tive Deputy Leader nom­i­nated in Ch­ester­mere-Strath­more

The Drumheller Mail - - MAIL WORKS! - Sub­mit­ted The Drumheller Mail

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.

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