Former Drayton Valley Mayor Glenn McLean is taking another run at politics, announcing he is seeking the nomination to be the Conservative candidate for the Yellowhead riding in the next federal election.
Current MP for Yellowhead Jim Eglinski announced earlier this year that he is not seeking re-election, opening the doors up for a new tory candidate to fill his seat.
In a Facebook post, McLean expressed his thanks to those who have supported him in his decision to seek the nomination, saying " I'm very grateful to all those who have offered their support and positive feedback to me in recent weeks."
McLean also stated his disappointment with the current Liberal government failing to improve the electoral system as well as ensuring greater pipeline access for oil and gas.
He also took aim at current budget deficits as well as proposed tax increases on small businesses, saying that they "continue to punish the self-employed," adding, "These are not examples of effective, responsible government."
McLean brings with him over 25 years of practising law along with 10 years of municipal government experience including four as mayor of Drayton Valley.
Two other candidates are running to land on the ticket, those being Robert Duiker of Rocky Mountain House and Carolyne Mackellar of Edson.
The 43rd federal election is scheduled to take place on October 21, 2019.
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