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Cupar, SK – Tonight, Travis Keisig was nominated as the Saskatchewan Party’s candidate for Last Mountain-Touchwood in the upcoming October provincial election. One other candidate contested the nomination.
“It’s a great honour to be elected by the Saskatchewan Party members of Last Mountain-Touchwood – a constituency that I believe is the best in the province,” said Keisig. “Thank you to everyone that showed their support to me tonight, and of course I want to thank my family and campaign volunteers for helping me secure this nomination.”
Last Mountain-Touchwood has been represented by Saskatchewan Party MLA Glen Hart since 1999. Hart announced last year that he would not seek re-election for another term.
“Glen has been an excellent MLA for Last Mountain-Touchwood over the past two decades, and I want to thank him for his tireless and continuing work on behalf of his constituents,” said Keisig. “Glen has set a very high bar for what it means to be a representative for this area, and I hope to get even somewhere close to that. Thank you, Glen.”
Keisig noted that Premier Scott Moe’s strong leadership and support for rural constituencies like Last Mountain-Touchwood was one of the reason he decided to run for the Saskatchewan Party nomination.
“With Scott’s leadership, I know that our party and our government will truly support the businesses around here and the families that live in this constituency, especially our agricultural producers,” said Keisig. “I also know a Scott Moe Saskatchewan Party government will continue to make the important investments that make life just a little bit easier, like adding more doctors and nurses in rural areas, and keeping schools open, instead of shutting schools down like the NDP did.”
“With Ryan Meili and the NDP, I don’t have that same confidence. They support the incredibly harmful Trudeau carbon tax – which is extremely unpopular in this area – and although they can pretend they do, the NDP do not understand how important agriculture is to this province.”
“All I can say is, I’m very glad we have Scott Moe’s strong leadership and I’ll be proud to stand with him in October.”
Keisig resides and farms in the RM of Tullymet. He and his wife, Sheila, have two daughters, Shannara and Sharlize.
With Keisig's nomination, the Saskatchewan Party has now nominated 51 out of 61 candidates in advance of October’s election.