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Randy Weekes to be Nominated Saturday as Candidate for Biggar-Sask Valley

Biggar— MLA Randy Weekes will be nominated Saturday as the Saskatchewan Party candidate in Biggar-Sask Valley for the next provincial election.

Weekes was first elected in 1999 and re-elected in 2003, 2007 and 2011. Weekes says it has been very rewarding to serve his constituents for so many years.

“I have really enjoyed being part of the Saskatchewan Party government and I look forward to continuing all the good work that is being done,” Weekes said. "It is humbling to be chosen by the people of Biggar-Sask Valley to represent them in the legislature, and be part of a government keeping the province on the right track."

Weekes is an active member of his community. He is a member of St. Gabriel's Parish and the Knights of Columbus. He has served as chair of the Biggar Knights of Columbus Trade and Craft Show and as a provincial director of Saskatchewan Knights of Columbus. He is past chair of the Saskatchewan Feeder Co-op Association and a past member of the Board of Directors for Saskatchewan Cattle Feeders Association.

“I’d like to thank my constituents for supporting my nomination and I look forward to serving them in the future,” Weekes said. “I’d also like to thank my wife Cindy and the rest of my family for allowing me to serve the people of this province for so many years.”

In May 2012, Premier Brad Wall appointed Weekes as the Minister Responsible for Rural and Remote Health and as a member of Caucus Management Committee. In February 2013, he was also appointed as a member of the New Ideas Committee.

Weekes said it’s an honour to serve in the Saskatchewan Party government as Minister of Rural and Remote Health.

“We just announced a new recruitment strategy to encourage nurse practitioners to work in communities with a population of 10,000 or less,” Weekes said. “We want to make sure that residents have access to quality primary health services, wherever they live in Saskatchewan.”

With Weekes’ nomination as the candidate for Biggar-Sask Valley, the Saskatchewan Party has nominated six candidates for the next provincial election.

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Media Advisory: The Biggar-Sask Valley nomination is Saturday, April 12, 2014 at the Biggar Museum & Gallery (105 3rd Ave. W). 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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