A second candidate is seeking the UCP nomination for the Red Deer – South constituency.
Norman Wiebe is officially launching his campaign with an event Thursday night at the Toad and Turtle starting at 7 p.m.
Wiebe served on both the Wildrose Red Deer South and North boards, including time as President of each board, prior to last year’s merger with the PCs. Following the merger, Wiebe served on the UCP boards in both ridings before stepping down recently to enter the Red Deer – South nomination race.
Wiebe has lived in Red Deer most of his life and has operated his own financial planning business since 1996. He co-founded the Red Deer Fencing Club in 1995 and has volunteered with various community groups including the Deer Park Community Association, Red Deer Sport Council and Neighbourhood Watch.
Wiebe joins Adele Poratto in vying for the UCP nod in Red Deer – South. Matt Chapin was also seeking the nomination but has withdrawn from the race and is instead going after the UCP nomination in Red Deer - North along with Cole Kander.
Red Deer – South is currently represented by first-term NDP MLA Barb Miller.
Elsewhere, Devin Dreeshen recently won the UPC nomination for Innisfail-Sylvan Lake.
Current Lacombe-Ponoka UCP MLA Ron Orr has announced his intentions to seek another term.
The next provincial election is expected to take place in May 2019.
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