On November 14, UCP Lesser Slave Lake nomination candidate Garrett Tomlinson announced he has stepped down from the race and will now be endorsing and supporting nominee Pat Rehn.
“As someone who loves this riding, I am steadfastly focused on ensuring we elect a UCP candidate who can defeat of the NDP and who truly understands and has worked in our most important industries,” says Tomlinson.
“Over the past few months, Pat has thoroughly convinced me that he is the right person for the job.”
Tomlinson pointed to Rehn’s vast experience in agriculture, forestry, oil and gas and sawmilling as reasons for supporting him. He said Rehn has the right resume to go up against and defeat an NDP cabinet minister.
Tim Gerwing of Rehns campaign team says Rehn welcomed Tomlinson’s endorsement and said he hopes to work closely with Tomlinson going forward.4
“I am proud to have Garrett’s support and I look forward to learning from his experiences says,” Rehn. “It’s important for all conservatives to come together and focus squarely on defeating the NDP, bringing jobs and investment back to the province and rebuilding the Alberta Advantage.”