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Paul Merriman to be Nominated Saturday as Candidate in Saskatoon Silverspring-Sutherland

Saskatoon — MLA Paul Merriman will be nominated Saturday as the Saskatchewan Party candidate in Saskatoon Silverspring-Sutherland for the next provincial election.

“I have really enjoyed representing the people of Saskatoon Sutherland,” Merriman said. “I look forward to working hard to earn the honour of serving the people of the new Saskatoon Silverspring-Sutherland constituency after the next election.”

Merriman has lived and worked in Saskatoon since 1994. He was the Executive Director of the Saskatoon Food Bank and Learning Centre, and during his tenure with the Food Bank he worked diligently to increase funding and decrease costs. Prior to his employment with the Food Bank, he was employed with SaskEnergy for eight years setting up a province-wide salvage operation of used material that generated corporate savings for the Crown Corporation in excess of $8 million. He has also operated two small businesses.

Merriman was first elected to the Saskatchewan Legislature in the 2011 provincial election.

He is a member of the Crown Investments Corporation Board and a member of the Human Services Standing Committee and Caucus Policy Committee.

In February 2013, Merriman was appointed as Legislative Secretary to the Minister of Economy for Immigration.

Merriman is proud that the government is investing in Saskatchewan’s future.

“The new Children’s Hospital in Saskatoon is a key investment in the people of our province,” Merriman said. “Our government has invested $235.5 million to ensure that we can meet the pediatric and maternal needs of our growing province.”

Merriman is excited to join Premier Brad Wall and the Saskatchewan Party team of woman and men who will be running in the next election.

“I’m very excited that Premier Wall is going to lead us into the next election and continue to grow Saskatchewan for all the right reasons,” Merriman said. “I’d like to thank my wife Leane and my children Courtney, Carter, Cassidy and Keely for all their support. I would also like to thank the executive of Saskatoon Silverspring-Sutherland for all their hard work behind the scenes.”

With Merriman’s nomination as the candidate for Saskatoon Silverspring-Sutherland, the Saskatchewan Party has nominated 25 candidates for the next provincial election.

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Media Advisory: The Saskatoon Silverspring-Sutherland nomination meeting is Saturday, May 10, 2014 at Doc Hollandaise (705 Central Avenue, Saskatoon). Meeting starts at 2:00 p.m.

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

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