Langford, Barnes enter UCP nomination race in Innisfail – Sylvan Lake

By rdnewsNOW staff
February 28, 2018 - 9:58am Updated: February 28, 2018 - 10:39am

Two more candidates have announced they are seeking the United Conservative Party nomination in the Innisfail – Sylvan Lake constituency.

Red Deer lawyer Gayle Langford and Sylvan Lake realtor Joan Barnes have registered with Elections Alberta, becoming the third and fourth candidates vying to replace Don MacIntyre.

Penhold Town Councillor Mike Walsh and Devin Dreeshen, son of Red Deer – Mountain View MP Earl Dreeshen, are the other two candidates in the race thus far.

Langford, 60, was born and raised in Lloydminster and currently lives in Red Deer County. In addition to her legal career, she has a background in nursing and as a senior government bureaucrat. Langford is also a past president of the Red Deer and District Chamber of Commerce.

Barnes, 47, is a former Sylvan Lake town councillor and school board trustee who has worked in health care and real estate.

MacIntyre resigned in early February after being charged with sexual assault and sexual interference.

Premier Rachel Notley has yet to announce a by-election for the Innisfail – Sylvan Lake constituency, but it must be held prior to August 5.

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