Regina — MLA Mark Docherty will be nominated tonight as the Saskatchewan Party candidate in Regina Coronation Park for the next provincial election.
“I am humbled by the support I’ve received in my first term as an MLA,” Docherty said. “I hope to have the honour of continuing to serve and to address the concerns of the people of Regina Coronation Park after the next election.”
Born in Coronation Park and educated in Regina, Docherty has spent his adult life working with vulnerable and disengaged youth. He has worked at Dales House, the Paul Dojack Youth Centre, Leading Thunderbird Lodge, and is a founding board member of Street Culture Kidz Project. In addition, he has worked in an Immigration settlement and has taught at both the University of Regina and SIAST.
Docherty was first elected to the Legislature in the 2011 provincial election. He currently serves as the Legislative Secretary for Disability Issues, is a member of the Human Services Standing Committee and Caucus Policy Committee, and is a member of the Priorities and Planning Committee. Docherty was previously a member of the Consultation Committee for Creative Industries.
Mark believes that the Saskatchewan Party, under the leadership of Premier Brad Wall, has demonstrated and recognized the importance of supporting the province’s most vulnerable.
“I’m particularly proud of our government’s introduction of the Saskatchewan Assured Income for Disability (SAID) program, which significantly increased benefits to and access for those with long-term disabilities,” said Docherty. “We have also kept our commitment to citizens with intellectual disabilities by eliminating the 440 person waitlist and serving an additional 215 Community Living clients.”
Docherty is also honoured to be a part of the Citizen Consultation Team, developing a province-wide Disability Strategy.
“The Citizen Consultation Team, which is tasked with providing advice on a Disability Strategy, is another step forward for Saskatchewan citizens with disabilities,” said Docherty. “I am honoured to be chosen as part of a team that travels across the province, listening to ideas about how Saskatchewan can become the best place in Canada for persons with disabilities.”
With Docherty’s nomination as the candidate for Regina Coronation Park, the Saskatchewan Party has nominated 30 candidates for the next provincial election.
Media Advisory: The Regina Coronation Park nomination meeting is Monday, May 26, 2014 at the Saskatchewan Party Office (4135 Rochdale Blvd., Regina). Meeting starts at 7:30 p.m.
For more information: The Saskatchewan Party, 306.359.1638 or 1.800.966.9611.