Glen Hart to Run Again in Last Mountain-Touchwood

May 16, 2014

Cupar— Long-time Saskatchewan Party MLA Glen Hart will be nominated tonight as the Saskatchewan Party candidate in Last Mountain-Touchwood for the next provincial election.

“I truly appreciate the support and trust that the constituents of Last Mountain-Touchwood have placed in me over the last number of years,” Hart said. “I look forward to continuing to serve them for the next two years and hopefully again after the next provincial election.”

Hart has been an active member in his home town of Cupar including past Councillor for the R.M. of Cupar and past Director for the Cupar Co-operative Association. As well, Hart has held past leadership roles in several other community organizations, sitting as President of the Cupar Minor Hockey Association, President of Cupar Rink Building Committee and serving on the District 37 ADD Board.

Hart was first elected as a Member of Legislative Assembly for the Saskatchewan Party in 1999. He was re-elected in 2003, 2007 and again in 2011.

During his two terms in Opposition, his critic duties included Post-Secondary Education, Highways and Transportation, Environment, Labour, Deputy for Aboriginal Affairs and Deputy for Culture, Youth and Recreation. Following the 2007 election, he served as Chair of the Legislative Committee on Human Services, Deputy Chair of the Public Accounts Committee and served on several Caucus Policy Committees.

Hart is currently Deputy Speaker of the Legislative Assembly and Co-Chair of the Legislation and Regulation Review Committee. He also continues to serve on the Public Accounts Committee and Human Services Caucus Policy Committee along with duties on the Private Bills House Committee.

Hart is pleased with the government’s investment in highways in his constituency.

“Highway 310 and highway 22 were very problematic,” Hart said. “Highway 310 was completely re-done and completed last year. Highway 22, the real problem area between Southey and Earl Grey, was started last fall and is going to be completed this year. Our government is investing in infrastructure and thereby making important investments in the people of Saskatchewan.”

Hart looks forward to being part of the Saskatchewan Party team heading into the next election.

“I am proud to be a part of the Saskatchewan Party team, under the leadership of Premier Brad Wall,” Hart said. “Our government is on the right track by providing for our growing province. There is more work to be done and I am excited to be able to continue to contribute to keep Saskatchewan moving forward.”

With Hart’s nomination as the candidate for Last Mountain-Touchwood, the Saskatchewan Party has nominated 26 candidates for the next provincial election.