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Laura Ross to be Nominated Tonight as Candidate for Regina Rochdale

Regina— MLA Laura Ross will be nominated tonight as the Saskatchewan Party candidate in Regina Rochdale for the next provincial election.

“I’d like to thank my constituents for their support,” Ross said. “I’m honoured that they have placed their trust in me and I will continue working hard to earn their support as we move into the next provincial election.”

Ross was elected as the MLA for Regina Qu’Appelle Valley in the 2007 provincial election and was re-elected in 2011.

In 2007 Premier Wall appointed Ross Legislative Secretary to the Minister of Health, responsible for Retention and Recruitment of Nurses. She played a pivotal role in the successful recruitment of hundreds of highly skilled nurses from the Philippines. From July 2010 to May 2012 Ross served as the Minister of Government Services. She is currently the Vice-Chair of the Global Transportation Hub Committee, a member of the Crown Investments Corporation Board, a member of the Human Services Caucus Policy Committee and Standing Committee and a member of the legislative committee for Public Accounts.

A businesswoman and volunteer, Ross has performed advocacy work on behalf of seniors, raised funds for charitable organizations such as Transition House and the Salvation Army and served on the executive of organizations promoting equal rights for women.

Ross was instrumental in the development of Regina’s first Habitat for Humanity Women’s Build project in 2011.

"The Women Build project reflects our commitment to encourage Saskatchewan women to explore, train and build careers in skilled trades,” Ross said. “It also helped to increase the supply of housing for Saskatchewan families in need. This project was a resounding success."

Ross says she wants to contribute to the growth Saskatchewan is experiencing.

“With the strong leadership of our Premier and caucus as a whole, we will ensure our province continues on a path of growth and prosperity while working to improve the quality of life for all Saskatchewan people.”

With Ross’s nomination as the candidate for Regina Rochdale, the Saskatchewan Party has nominated 12 candidates for the next provincial election.

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Media Advisory: The Regina Rochdale nomination meeting is Monday, April 21, 2014 at the Saskatchewan Party Office (6135 Rochdale Blvd., Regina). Meeting starts at 7:30 p.m.

For more information: The Saskatchewan Party, 306.359.1638 or 1.800.966.9611. 

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