PCs select candidate for Olds-Didsbury-Three Hills | DrumhellerMail
Last updateSat, 20 Jul 2024 10am

PCs select candidate for Olds-Didsbury-Three Hills

    Darcy Davis of the Acme area will be representing the Progressive Conservative Party of Alberta (PC) in the next election in the Olds-Didsbury-Three Hills riding.
     The final results of the vote were counted on November 26 after the last poll closed in Didsbury. There was a strong turnout with 1,155 members of the PC Party in the area casting their votes. Davis won about 45 per cent of the vote on the first ballot. The second ballot was counted, and he came out with about 56 per cent.
    He said he is thankful for all the support he received during the campaign.
    The vote was made necessary after PC MLA Richard Marz announced on May 26 of this year he would not run in the next election. Marz served provincially for 14 years after first being elected in 1997. He served on various committees and was elected Deputy Speaker and Chair of Committees from 2004-2008.
    Davis said if he were elected he would have big shoes to fill.
    He said ideologically not much separated the three candidates running for nomination as they all come from the same party. He feels what set him apart was his varied experience in the local, provincial, national and international stage through his work with various organizations.
 Davis expects an election to be called in the coming spring. In the new year, he said he will get to work crisscrossing the constituency to meet and hear from voters about their concerns.
    One issue he foresees, especially in rural areas is senior care. He has also heard loud and clear that property rights and lands use are important issues. Since Allison Redford was elected party leader and became Premier, the government has announced it would consult Albertans about its land use legislation. Davis says this is the right direction to take.

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