Veer not leaving mayor's chair to seek UCP nod

By Troy Gillard (Twitter: @Troy_Gillard)
December 21, 2018 - 1:19pm

Tara Veer says she’s staying put.

Veer’s name was one of the first to come up when the United Conservative Party announced it was delaying its nomination process for the Red Deer – South riding in order to accommodate a "high profile individual" who is planning to run.

During her annual year-end interview with rdnewsNOW, Veer said that person is not her and she has no intentions of leaving her current job anytime soon.


“Over the years people have asked me what my intentions are. But my intentions are to govern. I’ve been given a mandate by the people of Red Deer to serve as mayor,” Veer said.

“There may come a time in the future, but that time is not now. I have a mandate as mayor until 2021. I love our community. I’m honoured to serve in this capacity. I made commitments and look forward to following through on them and building a community that we love.”

Adele Poratto, Bruce Buruma, Jason Stephan and Norman Wiebe have announced they will seek the UCP nod in Red Deer – South. The party has yet to announce a nomination date.

A provincial election will be taking place this spring. 

Watch for more from our year-end interview with Tara Veer coming next week.


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