MEDICINE HAT, AB — A third candidate has announced their intentions to seek the United Conservative Party nomination for the Brooks-Medicine Hat riding.
Brooks resident Dinah Hiebert announced this week she is running to be the candidate for the party for the 2019 election.
Hiebert has worked in radio advertising in Brooks for the last 11 years and has lived in the Brooks-Medicine Hat riding for more than 40 years. It’s her first time running for office
“In my everyday work, I talk to hard-working Albertans, and I meet with people who work in oil and gas, agriculture, small business, and they share with me what they need from government so they can run their businesses,” she said. “I’m passionate based on what I would like to see happen for the future of our area and our province, so that we can return to the prosperity that we once had.”
Hiebert said her concerns about the direction of the province under the NDP government inspired her to enter politics.
“They’ve hurt businesses, they’ve hurt families, and they’ve jeopardized Alberta’s future prosperity,” she said. “That’s true for agriculture, whether it’s Bill 6 or the carbon tax. That’s true for our oil and gas. they’re taking their drilling rigs across the border because we haven’t made it easy for people to do business. That’s a concern I’m hearing from all sectors.”
Hiebert says her time living in southern Alberta sets her apart from other candidates. In addition to living in Brooks, she has also called Redcliff home, and has family in Medicine Hat, and she says it gives her a unique perspective on issues.
With Hiebert’s addition to the race, there are now three candidates seeking the party’s nomination, which will be decided by July 18.
Michaela Glasgo, who currently serves as the press secretary for Cypress-Medicine Hat MLA Drew Barnes, announced her plans to seek the nomination in March.
Last week, Todd Beasley, a Brooks businessman, also announced he is seeking the nomination.
Only members of the party in the riding are able to vote. The deadline to purchase memberships is June 20.
Hiebert says she will be meeting with residents in the coming weeks about issues that concern them. Anyone looking to connect with Hiebert can email her at [email protected] or call 403 793-5906.
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