Rosetown— MLA Jim Reiter will be nominated tonight as the Saskatchewan Party candidate in Rosetown-Elrose for the next provincial election.
“I’m very appreciative of all the support that’s been shown to me by the constituents of Rosetown-Elrose,” Reiter said. “I’d like to continue to have the privilege of serving them in the legislature.”
Reiter was first elected to the legislature in 2007 and re-elected in 2011.
Following the formation of the Saskatchewan Party government, Premier Brad Wall asked Reiter to serve as the Legislative Secretary to the Minister of Education with specific responsibility for the Property Tax Initiative. His report formed the basis for the largest education property tax cut in a single year in the province's history.
Until May 2012, Reiter served as the Minister of Highways and Infrastructure and the Minister responsible for Saskatchewan Transportation Company. Premier Brad Wall then appointed him Minister of Government Relations and Minister Responsible for First Nations, Métis and Northern Affairs. He is the Vice-Chair of the Child and Family Agenda Committee, Vice-Chair of the Legislation and Regulations Review Committee and a member of the Provincial Land Use Committee.
Reiter is happy about the changes he’s seen in Saskatchewan.
“It’s exciting to see more of our young people staying in Saskatchewan and making their lives here,” Reiter said. “There was a time when many of my friends moved out of the province because that's where the jobs were. Now that’s turned around. I am proud of that and I want to keep the trend going.”
Reiter says our government is keeping the province on the path of steady growth.
“We’ve seen record breaking growth in Saskatchewan’s population, employment and economy, and we will keep Saskatchewan on this new path of growth and prosperity,” Reiter said. “We have a plan through fiscal discipline, lower taxes and smaller, more effective government to do just that.”
Reiter is also proud to be part of the Saskatchewan Party government.
“It’s an honour to serve under the leadership of Premier Brad Wall.” Reiter said. “Our Premier and the entire Saskatchewan Party team is committed to listening and taking action to improve our infrastructure, education and quality of life for all Saskatchewan people.”
With Reiter’s nomination as the candidate for Rosetown-Elrose, the Saskatchewan Party has nominated five candidates for the next provincial election.
Media Advisory: The Rosetown-Elrose nomination is Friday, April 11, 2014 at the Rose Room – Rosetown Civic Centre (1005 Main St.). Meeting starts at 7:00 p.m.
For more information: The Saskatchewan Party, 306.359.1638 or 1.800.966.9611.