April 18, 2018 Press Release

NEWS RELEASE

April 18, 2018

FORMER PC PRESIDENT TO SEEK SEAT IN SHERWOOD PARK

Sherwood Park, AB – The last president of the PC party wants to be a member of the first UCP provincial government. Len Thom, who served as president of provincial PCs during the merger process with the Wildrose Party, today announced that he will be seeking the provincial Conservative nomination in Sherwood Park.

Mr. Thom formerly ran for the federal Conservatives in Edmonton Strathcona in 2015, finishing in second place to New Democrat Linda Duncan. He has also served as a PC constituency association president and the provincial UCP board as Vice Chair. “Jason Kenney asked me to serve on the UCP board and help build a party from the ground up. It has been both a fun and challenging job. The next job will be to help build a government.” said Thom.

The longtime local lawyer expects economic issues will dominate his campaign and said, “We are going to emphasize the need to restore confidence, opportunity and prosperity in Alberta. It’s a different agenda from the carbon taxes, big deficits and pipeline follies of the NDP government.” He expects to run a campaign with a heavy emphasis on personal contact by door knocking. The Sherwood Park seat is currently held by first term New Democrat Annie Mckitrick.

No date as been set for the constituency nominating meeting.

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Media contact for the Thom Campaign:

Julian Martin

780-982-4852

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