FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE OCTOBER 19, 2018
Saskatoon, SK – Last night, Gordon Wyant was acclaimed as the Saskatchewan Party Candidate for Saskatoon Northwest.
“Thank you to the constituents of Saskatoon Northwest”, Wyant said, “It is an honour to continue to represent the Saskatchewan Party and I thank each of you for your support. I am ready to continue to Stand up for Saskatoon Northwest in the next provincial election.”
Gordon was first elected in an October 2010 by-election. He was re-elected in both the 2011 and 2016 provincial elections. He has served in various cabinet roles including Minister of Justice and Attorney General and Minister responsible for Saskatchewan Power Corporation.
After Premier Brad Wall’s resignation in 2017, Gordon was a contender for the Leadership of the Saskatchewan Party.
On February 2, 2018, Gordon was appointed Deputy Premier and Minister of Education by Premier Scott Moe. He also serves as the Minister responsible for SaskBuilds and Priority Saskatchewan.
“Our province and, in particular, the City of Saskatoon has seen significant growth since our party took office in 2007.” Wyant stated. “We have met economic challenges in recent years and according to the quarter one update, we will be on track to balance the budget by 2020.”
Prior to being an MLA, Gordon served as an active public servant. He was elected trustee for the Saskatoon Public School Board in 2000 and served as chair for 2 years. He was elected city councillor in Saskatoon, Ward 5 in 2003, 2006 and 2009.
Gordon continues to have strong ties with his community. In the past 25 years he has worked with organizations including the Saskatoon Chamber of Commerce, United Way of Saskatoon and was a founding director of the Children’s Health Foundation of Saskatchewan.
Gordon grew up in Saskatoon. He completed his Bachelor of Arts degrees with distinction in 1985 and graduated from the College of Law at the University of Saskatchewan in 1986. In 1987, Gordon received an award for highest standing in the 1987 Bar Admission course. He received his Queen's Counsel designation in 2009.
Gordon and his wife Christine Hrudka live in Saskatoon and have four children.
With this nomination, the Saskatchewan Party has nominated a total of 7 candidates for the 2020 provincial election with 10 more meetings scheduled before the end of the year.
The next nomination meeting will be held in the constituency of Kelvington-Wadena on November 1st, 2018.
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