FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 29, 2019
Glen Hart, Saskatchewan Party MLA for Last Mountain-Touchwood, announced that he will not be seeking re-election for the upcoming 2020 provincial election.
Hart was first elected in 1999 in the Constituency of Last Mountain-Touchwood, being the first member of an opposition party to represent the constituency in the last 40 years. He served two terms in opposition following the 1999 and the 2003 elections and was the Critic for Post-Secondary Education, Highways and Transportation, Environment, and Labour. He was also Deputy Critic for Aboriginal Affairs and Culture, Youth and Recreation.
Hart went on to win his seat in the 2007, 2011 and 2016 provincial elections. During his time in government, he served in numerous legislative positions including Chair of the Standing Committee of Human Services, member of the Standing Committee of Public Accounts and the Board of Internal Economy. He also served in executive government positions as a member of Treasury Board and Co-Chair of the Legislative Review Committee.
Currently, Hart is the Deputy Speaker of the Legislative Assembly as well as a member of the Standing Committee on Crown and Central Agencies and a member of the Standing Committee on Private Bills.
"It has been a great honour to serve the people of Last Mountain-Touchwood and I want to thank them for allowing me to represent them for nearly 20 years. Together we have accomplished much, particularly vastly improved highways and infrastructure throughout the Constituency."
“Glen has been an essential part of our Saskatchewan Party Team,” Premier Scott Moe said. “Nearly twenty years of service to our province and to our Party is not something we take for granted. On behalf of our entire team, thank you Glen. You will be missed.”
For the 2020 provincial election, 22 candidates have been nominated.
The next nomination date is set for February 4, 2019 in the constituency of Moose Jaw Wakamow.
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