And then there were two…Wade, Strankman vie for Wildrose candidacy | DrumhellerMail
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And then there were two…Wade, Strankman vie for Wildrose candidacy



The Wildrose race for the candidate to represent the Drumheller Stettler riding in the upcoming provincial election is down to two candidates, including Drumheller businessman Doug Wade.

Just a couple of weeks ago, the race for a candidate began and four stepped up to the plate in hopes of being the Wildrose candidate for the riding. Since then, Chris Warwick of Hanna has taken his name off the ballot, and according to Wade, Dave France of Stettler was not able to complete his paperwork to be a candidate.


This leaves Wade and Rick Strankman of Altario in the running.

Over the last few weeks the two met at a number of candidate’s forums throughout the area to debate the issues. They also added a new discussion at the meeting called Policy Wonk, where the two candidates demonstrated their knowledge of the party and helped to inform attendees of the meeting.

Wade says the experience of running has been beneficial.

“The more I am doing it, the more I feel I'm doing the right thing,” said Wade, adding he is thankful for the support he has received.

“It is amazing when you do something like this, it’s scary, but when you get a lot of people behind you saying 'go for it,' then I am excited for it,” said Wade. 

The vote for a representative is coming up quickly. There will be a travelling ballot box, accompanied by the voter’s list, circulating throughout the riding from October 3 to October 8.  The box will be in Stettler on October 3, in Drumheller on October 7 and Hanna on October 8.

Wade says those who would like to have their say in the vote need to be a registered member of the party by September 19.


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