Meota— Current Saskatchewan Party MLA Larry Doke will be nominated tonight as the candidate for the Cut Knife-Turtleford constituency in the next provincial election.
“It’s very humbling to be nominated again,” Doke said. “I am extremely happy to be able to represent the people of Cut Knife-Turtleford for a second time. It’s a very busy constituency and I look forward to continuing the great work that has already been done by the Saskatchewan Party government.”
Doke was first elected to the legislature in the 2011 provincial election. He has been involved with the Saskatchewan Party in many different roles since its inception.
Doke is currently a councillor in the Resort Village of Metinota where he has served since 2000. He is also a past councillor for the city of North Battleford. Doke is an active member in his community. Before moving to Metinota, Larry was the owner/operator of Fairview Dodge in North Battleford. While Larry was a successful business owner he took time to be involved in the North Battleford community by sitting as a board member of the local Chamber of Commerce, spending 12 years on the Parks and Recreation Board and 14 years on the board of the North Battleford Golf and Country Club including two years as its president.
Doke is a member of Treasury Board, member of Investment Board, member of the caucus’ Policy Committee on the Economy and the legislature’s Standing Committee on the Economy.
“The Premier appointed me to Treasury Board for the last two budgets and I have thoroughly enjoyed the experience,” Doke said. “It has allowed me to get a good understanding of all the ministries and their programs. It’s been a very rewarding experience and I’m very appreciative of him showing faith in me.”
Doke believes that the Saskatchewan Party is finding innovative ways to meet the health care needs of rural Saskatchewan.
“Saskatchewan’s first Collaborative Emergency Centre (CEC) opened in Maidstone in September 2013,” Doke said. “We’re now offering patient care 24 hours a day, seven days a week. It’s a real success story. There are three more CECs scheduled to open across the province this year.”
Doke says Premier Brad Wall and his Saskatchewan Party colleagues have been a real asset.
“As a first term MLA, my colleagues have been very supportive,” Doke said. “The Premier shows great common sense and understands the needs of individuals and businesses across the province. He is very approachable and I am honoured to be part of the Saskatchewan Party team.”
With Doke’s nomination as the candidate for Cut Knife-Turtleford, the Saskatchewan Party has nominated four candidates for the next provincial election.
Media Advisory: The Cut Knife-Turtleford nomination is Thursday, April 10, 2014 at the Meota Community Complex (Main St., Meota). Meeting starts at 7:30 p.m.
For more information: The Saskatchewan Party, 306.359.1638 or 1.800.966.9611.