Kurek wins CPC nom­i­na­tion in Bat­tle River-Crow­foot

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Damien Kurek has been se­lected by mem­bers of the CPC Bat­tle River-Crow­foot con­stituency to be its can­di­date in the next fed­eral elec­tion.

Af­ter a week of meet­ings through­out the con­stituency, speeches, forums, and polling, the fi­nal vote was held July 17 in Cam­rose. Kurek de­feated Jef­fer­son McClung and Jeff Wat­son for the nom­i­na­tion.

“It has been an amazing end to what has been an amazing cam­paign,” Kurek told the Mail.

He said fol­low­ing the vote, another can­di­date made a mo­tion to make the re­sult unan­i­mous and it was re­ceived by the mem­ber­ship.

“We are op­er­at­ing fully in unity go­ing for­ward.”

Kurek an­nounced he was run­ning for the nom­i­na­tion on April 23. Kurek grew up in Con­sort and has worked for sev­eral years for MP Kevin Soren­son. He is grate­ful for the nom­i­na­tion.

“It is so hum­bling to be granted the hon­our to rep­re­sent the Con­ser­va­tive Party. We have worked re­ally hard to en­sure we grew mem­ber­ship and con­nected with as many peo­ple as pos­si­ble talk­ing about com­mon sense con­ser­va­tive val­ues,” he said. He is look­ing for­ward to the fu­ture.

“The win was ab­so­lutely in­cred­i­ble. It shows that mes­sage and that re­spect we are need­ing to bring back to this coun­try is some­thing that res­onated with peo­ple. I look for­ward to be­ing able to join a team of amazing Con­ser­va­tive Party can­di­dates across the coun­try to fight re­ally hard to get this coun­try back on track,” said Kurek.

He knows he has big shoes to fill suc­ceed­ing MP Kevin Soren­son.

“Kevin has been a friend and men­tor for a long time. He demon­strated that you can be a strong leader and ef­fec­tively rep­re­sent your con­stituents.”

I look for­ward to work­ing hard and try­ing to fol­low in those foot­steps and make sure we can have that kind of rep­re­sen­ta­tion go­ing for­ward.”

Damien Kurek was suc­cess­ful in se­cur­ing the Con­ser­va­tive Party of Canada nom­i­na­tion in the Bat­tle River-Crow­foot Con­stituency.

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