FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 7, 2019
Yorkton, SK – Last night, Greg Ottenbreit was acclaimed by Saskatchewan Party members to be the Saskatchewan Party candidate for Yorkton in the 2020 provincial election. Ottenbreit is the current MLA for Yorkton and was elected in the 2007, 2011, and 2016 elections.
“Saskatchewan has improved so much since 2007, and that’s because of strong leadership – first from Premier Brad Wall, and now with Premier Scott Moe,” said Ottenbreit. “We need to keep carrying on with those successes and improvements in Saskatchewan, to keep growing this province that we love and call home. I’m looking forward to the 2020 election and the opportunity to keep carrying on in that work.”
Ottenbreit currently serves as the Minister Responsible for Rural and Remote Health, a cabinet position he has held since 2014. During his time in government, Ottenbreit has also served as the Government Whip and in several Legislative Secretary positions.
“Our government’s investments, especially when it comes to health care, have really helped communities we live in,” said Ottenbreit. “Whether it’s building new hospitals, hiring more physicians and nurses, and steadily improving mental health care, we know that people in Saskatchewan care about these priorities. I look forward to working with our government after the 2020 election to keep our work going.”
Community involvement is also important to Ottenbreit. In partnership with his wife, Leone, the two started the Brayden Ottenbreit Close Cuts for Cancer, an initiative encouraging volunteers to shave their heads to raise money for cancer research. In 2005, both Greg and Leone received the Saskatchewan Centennial Medal for their community involvement and volunteerism.
Born in Regina, Ottenbreit has resided in Yorkton for most of his life. Prior to his public service, he was a local entrepreneur, owning and operating an environmental waste disposal business.
The Saskatchewan Party has now nominated 25 candidates for the 2020 provincial election.
The next nomination meeting will be held on February 11, 2019 in the constituency of Regina Rochdale.