Osler — Saskatchewan Party MLA and Minister of Central Services, Nancy Heppner will be nominated tonight as the Saskatchewan Party candidate in Martensville-Warman for the next provincial election.
“I am humbled at the overwhelming support the constituents have provided both me and our government,” Heppner said. “Knowing that I can be the voice for my constituents and help to improve their lives and communities makes me want to continue to work hard on their behalf.”
Heppner developed an interest in politics at an early age. Daughter of Ben Heppner, she quickly became devoted to listening to the needs of fellow constituents. In 2001, Heppner began her career in politics, working as the constituency assistant for Carol Skelton. She later moved to Ottawa to work as Carol Skelton’s legislative assistant on Parliament Hill. Remaining in Ottawa, Heppner worked for the Leader of the Official Opposition as the question period coordinator until 2005.
Following her work on the 2006 federal election, Heppner was named to the Issues Management team for the Right Honourable Stephen Harper in the Prime Minister’s Office. Subsequently, Heppner served as Director of Communications for the Minister of Canadian Heritage before returning home to Saskatchewan.
Heppner was first elected to the Legislature as the MLA for Martensville in the March 2007 provincial by-election and was re-elected in the general elections of 2007 and 2011. From 2007 to 2010, she served as the Minister of Environment and Minister Responsible for Saskatchewan Water Corporation, Saskatchewan Watershed Authority, and the Water Appeal Board.
In May 2012, Premier Brad Wall appointed Heppner as Minister of Central Services, Minister Responsible for the Public Service Commission, and Minister Responsible for the Lean Initiative. Heppner is a member of the Sub-Committee on Public Sector Bargaining, a member of the Board of Internal Economy, Vice-Chair of Treasury Board, and Vice-Chair of Investment Board.
Heppner is excited about our government’s plan for growth for both urban and rural communities, specifically for her constituency of Martensville-Warman.
“When I first ran in 2007, community leaders and residents were united on the priorities of this constituency,” Heppner said. “Over the past seven years, I have brought these issues forward and have seen them all resolved: lower education property taxes; a municipal water system for Hepburn; the Dalmeny highway being rebuilt; Highway 305 upgrades; and schools for Warman and Martensville.”
With Heppner’s nomination as the candidate for Martensville-Warman, the Saskatchewan Party has nominated 29 candidates for the next provincial election.
Media Advisory: The Martensville-Warman nomination meeting is Thursday, May 22, 2014 at the Osler Community Hall (508 1st Street, Osler). Meeting starts at 7:00 p.m.
For more information: The Saskatchewan Party, 306.359.1638 or 1.800.966.9611.