Long time Slave Lake resident Brenda Derkoch is in the running for the United Conservative Party to become the next Candidate for Lesser Slave Lake.
Derkoch has lived in Slave Lake for over 50 years.
“I have raised my family here and am proud to call this region home,” she says.
Derkoch is an elementary school teacher in the community of Wabasca Alta.
She works at the Oski Pasikoniwew Kamik (Bigstone Community School) teaching Grade 3.
Derkoch explains the first item that she will address if she gets elected is to eliminate the carbon tax the NDP created.
The second thing Derkoch says must be done is bring business confidence back to Alberta, which will result in economic growth.
Derkoch says she also wants to address multiple health care issues in the region, and look at ways to improve the education system for children.
“I may have not been the most visible nominee in the running, but I had made a prior commitment to those students in my classroom and I am a woman of my word,” says Derkoch. “If I get elected I will work 110 per cent to be your voice. Time for change is now.”
Voting will take place on both Friday, November 24 and Monday, November 26.
On November 24, voting will take place in Red Earth Creek in the main lobby of the Back Lakes Sports Complex, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m and in High Prairie from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., at the Town of High Prairie council chambers. On November 26, voting will commence at 11:00 a.m. in Wabasca, at the Wabasca Community Hall and go to 1:00 p.m. and in Slave Lake vopiting is at the Royal Canadian Legion from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Only residents of the Lesser Slave Lake constituency who are current members of the UCP will be eligible to vote. Voters will be asked to provide ID at the polling stations.