Grande Prairie-Smoky MLA Todd Loewen has formally endorsed now former leader of the Wildrose Party, Brian Jean, for leadership of the new United Conservative Party.
Loewen believes Jean leading the way would be what is best for the province.
“It was easy to see that Albertans wanted to see the unification of the two parties. And it’s always clear to see that Albertans want to see Brian Jean as leader of this new party, and taking Alberta forward.”
“He’s a strong fiscal conservative, and he’s a man with compassion. Everywhere I go across Alberta, in my constituency and other places, everybody likes Brian,” Loewen added.
In total, seven Alberta MLA’s have thrown their support behind Jean in recent days.
“Our campaign will continue to be here for Albertans. I am humbled by the support I’ve received to date and look forward to making more announcements in the weeks ahead,” Jean said. “We will build a new Alberta Advantage, fight for Albertans, put parents back in charge of their children’s education and fix a broken health care system.”
Calgary-based lawyer Doug Schweitzer has already indicated his intent to run for party leadership.
It is anticipated former leader of Alberta’s PC Party, Jason Kenney, will announce his candidacy sometime in the near future.