News from British and Canadian Conservatives

Friday, March 18, 2011

Calgary Currie nominations open

Calgary Currie Wildrose Alliance has today announced that it is opening the nominations process to find a candidate for the riding. The Currie Board agreed the move at Thursday's meeting in Westgate Community Hall, at the request of the party's Executive.

So far, there are two declared candidates - Corrie Adolph and Sonja Chycoski. Any other interested candidates have until 5pm on Friday, 8 April to collect the required signatures and submit their application. A vote of the membership will then take place no more than 60 days after the close of nominations.

Calgary Currie is an interesting riding. Firstly, it is currently represented by second-term MLA Dave Taylor, who was elected as a Liberal and is now the only Alberta Party MLA. Prior to his election in 2004, Currie had been PC controlled since 1971. Secondly, it has significant boundary changes. The whole riding is moving to the west, and slightly to the north, taking in parts of the current Bow, Buffalo and West ridings and only includes a small part of the existing Calgary Currie constituency, which could change the dynamics significantly. There will be four parties which believe they have a realistic chance in this riding, and voters will have a real choice for a change.

If you live within the new boundaries of Calgary Currie, why not join up and help to choose our candidate? If you would like to run for the nomination, you can email the Wildrose Nominations committee for an information pack. More details about the process are available on the Wildrose Alliance website, Nominations Central section.