FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 12, 2019
Laura Ross Acclaimed as Saskatchewan Party Candidate for Regina Rochdale
Regina, SK – Laura Ross was acclaimed as the Saskatchewan Party candidate for the Regina Rochdale constituency for the 2020 provincial election. Ross was first elected in the 2007 provincial election and was re-elected in both the 2011 and 2016 elections.
“I’d like to thank my constituents for their support,” Ross said. “I’m honoured that they have placed their trust in me and I will continue working hard to earn their support as we move into the next provincial election.”
In 2007, Ross was appointed Legislative Secretary to the Minister of Health, responsible for Retention and Recruitment of Nurses. She played a pivotal role in the successful recruitment of hundreds of highly skilled nurses to Saskatchewan. Ross has also served as the Minister of Government Services and currently serves as a member of the caucus Management Committee.
Ross is a founding member in the Saskatchewan chapter of Equal Voice and serves as a role model and mentor to young women interested in professional and political lives. She was also instrumental in the development of Regina's first Habitat for Humanity Women's Build project in 2011, and she sat on a committee to spearhead the Habitat for Humanity Mountie House.
Ross says she wants to continue to invest in Regina and make improvements to the quality of life for people in the community.
“Since the Saskatchewan Party was first elected in 2007, Regina has grown, and because of that we have been able to invest in important projects and programs here. There are new schools, hundreds of more doctors, and more jobs. I’m looking forward to continuing our work and standing up for the people of Regina.”
With Ross’s nomination as the candidate for Regina Rochdale, the Saskatchewan Party has nominated 26 candidates for the next provincial election.
The next nomination meeting will be held on February 12, 2019 in the constituency of Melville-Saltcoats.