Premier Designate Danielle Smith joined former MLA Michaela Frey to meet with the local Constituency Association Board of Directors and announced her intention to run in a byelection in Brooks-Medicine Hat for the vacant seat in Alberta’s Legislative Assembly.
“I would like to thank Michaela Frey for her service representing the constituents of Brooks-Medicine Hat. She was a strong voice in caucus and took the lead on many important issues to stand up for the rights of Albertans and I wish her all the best in the future. It is important to me that I am able to join the rest of the United Conservative caucus in the Legislature this Fall to begin the work addressing the concerns of Albertans. During the pandemic, Albertans in rural and small urban communities felt left out of the conversation. By running in Brooks-Medicine Hat, I will assure them that forgotten corners of the province will not be forgotten and they will continue to have a strong voice at the table,” explained Danielle Smith, Premier Designate.
“Brooks-Medicine Hat needs a principled leader, someone who will fight for Alberta as well as listen and respond to the unique needs of South-Eastern Albertans. Danielle has won the leadership of our party and the support of caucus. Now, I look forward to seeing her win the trust of the people of Brooks-Medicine Hat so she can serve them – and all Albertans – in the Legislature,” stated Michaela Frey, former MLA, Brooks-Medicine Hat.
“Michaela has been an excellent advocate for our community and a trusted representative for Brooks-Medicine Hat in the Legislature. This morning, Danielle met with our entire board and we are thrilled to work with Danielle as our Premier, our candidate and soon the MLA for Brooks-Medicine Hat,” added Norm Gerestein, President, Brooks-Medicine Hat Constituency Board.
Alberta’s Premier Designate has spent her first two days as leader of the United Conservative Party speaking with the members, meeting with the Legislative caucus, meeting with the party’s Board of Directors and the Board of Directors of the Brooks-Medicine Hat Constituency Association. On October 11, she will be sworn in as the 19th Premier of Alberta.