Yellowhead County Mayor Gerald Soroka seeking federal Conservative nomination

By rdnewsNOW staff
April 23, 2018 - 6:18am Updated: April 23, 2018 - 11:06am

EDSON- Yellowhead County Mayor Gerald Soroka has entered the race for the Conservative MP nomination in the Yellowhead Riding.

Soroka made the announcement amid a gathering of supporters at the Galloway Station Museum in Edson on April 17.

Conservative MP Jim Eglinski announced on January 9 that he won't be seeking re-election in 2019. Eglinski will continue to serve until the next election and states.

“After 52 years of public service it is time to retire,” he stated.

Soroka  grew up on a family farm just north of Evansburg and has lived in the County all his life.

 "I still live on our original homestead from 1930,” he points out.

Soroka has been representing constituents in the area for nearly 14 years and points to his proven track record.

"I was a Yellowhead County Council member since 2004 and the Yellowhead County Mayor since 2007. I got into politics because I want to make our communities a better place to live, enhance our services and facilities, and the quality of life in our rural areas," said Soroka.

A few of the current issues Soroka wants to tackle as MP include seeing the pipeline completed, coal and jobs, housing problems, finding a solution to the Caribou issue, the Mountain Pine Beetle problem, and rural crime.

The 43rd federal election is scheduled to take place on or before October 21, 2019.






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