Drumheller-Stettler MLA offers UCP leadership endorsement

Horner backs Toews in leadership race

(File photo)

(File photo)

United Conservative Party leadership candidate Travis Toews has added another to his growing list of member endorsements.

In a media release sent out June 23, Drumheller-Stettler MLA Nate officially threw his support behind Toews.

“The next leader of our party and premier of the province needs to be someone who can bring our caucus, our membership, and Albertans in general together,” said Horner, via the media release.

“I whole heartedly believe that Travis Toews is that person … I’m grateful and relieved he’s thrown his hat in the ring and I’m very happy to support.”

To date, Toews has received endorsements from 23 MLAs from across the province.

“I’m proud to have Nate — a strong voice for his Albertans and the people of Drumheller-Stettler — stand with me,” said Toews, via the release as well.

The United Conservative Party leadership race was triggered after current party leader Jason Kenney narrowly survived a leadership review in May and offered his resignation.

Despite his resignation, caucus asked Kenney to remain as leader until the leadership race concludes on Oct. 6, 2022.

In addition to Toews, current MLAs Rajan Sawhney, Rebecca Schulz, Brian Jean are among those who have thrown their name in to be the next party leader.

Danielle Smith, former Wildrose Party leader, is also considering a return to politics and a run for leadership.

The Member of Parliament for Calgary-Nose Hill, Michelle Rempel Garner, was considering a run for party leadership, but has withdrawn her name from contention.

With files from the Canadian Press

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