Moose Jaw— MLA Lyle Stewart will be nominated tonight as the Saskatchewan Party candidate in Lumsden-Morse for the next provincial election.
“I’m looking forward to running for the Saskatchewan Party for a fifth time,” Stewart said. “It’s an honour to represent the good, hard-working people of this constituency.”
Stewart was one of the first members in the newly formed Saskatchewan Party and was elected to the Legislative Assembly as the MLA for Thunder Creek in 1999.
He was re-elected in 2003, 2007 and 2011. During his two terms in opposition, Lyle served as the Interim Leader of the Party, as well as the critic for Agriculture, Economic Development and Industry and Resources.
After the Saskatchewan Party formed the government in 2007, Stewart served as the Minister for Enterprise and Innovation, the Chair of the Legislature’s Standing Policy Committee on the Economy, a member of the Caucus Policy Committee on the Economy, and as a member of Treasury Board.
On May 25, 2012 Premier Brad Wall appointed Stewart as the Minister of Agriculture and Minister Responsible for Saskatchewan Crop Insurance Corporation.
“As a farmer myself, I understand the importance of agriculture in Saskatchewan,” Stewart said. “The Saskatchewan Party government has provided major investments to support the industry and help our producers and therefore drive the economy in Saskatchewan.”
Stewart also enjoyed his role on Treasury Board for numerous years.
“I’m proud of our government’s balanced budgets,” Stewart said. “I’m proud of the work we’ve done to grow the economy, create more jobs and attract more people to our province. I think there’s more work to be done and I want to be part of the team that is working hard to make that happen.”
With Stewart’s nomination as the candidate for Lumsden-Morse, the Saskatchewan Party has nominated 17 candidates for the next provincial election.
Media Advisory: The Lumsden-Morse nomination meeting is Tuesday, April 29, 2014 at the Heritage Inn (1590 Main St. N, Moose Jaw). Meeting starts at 7:30 p.m.
For more information: The Saskatchewan Party, 306.359.1638 or 1.800.966.9611.