Monday, November 26, 2007

An update from Edmonton

Thanks to a few handy sources, I am able to tell you tonight that former Liberal and Conservative MLA Andrew Beniuk has won the PC nomination in Edmonton Highlands-Norwood over up-and-comer T.J. Keil.

T.J. is to be commended for throwing his hat into the ring and for signing up enough new members in a short period of time to make this a race.

Mr. Beniuk also deserves congratulations and good luck... he'll certainly need it going up against Brian Mason.


Briefly in other nomination news, Eugenia Leskiw won the PC nomination in Bonnyville-Cold Lake over the weekend. From the limited news sources available, I can tell you that Ms. Leskiw is a long-time teacher in the area and is very active in the Ukrainian community. If successful in the election, Ms. Leskiw will take over from retiring MLA Denis Ducharme.

Also, I will be on the lookout for info as to who won tonight's PC nomination in West Yellowhead to replace retiring MLA Ivan Strang.

Both Ducharme and Strang were top-notch MLAs who were well respected both in and out of the legislature. Their successors have big shoes to fill (quite literally in the case of Ivan Strang).

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