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Danny Hozack throwing hat in the ring for UCP nomination

Former Wildrose candidate Danny Hozack is seeking a United Conservative Party nomination. Hozack will be joining Garth Rowswell who threw his name into the ring in February to secure a spot in the party for Lloydminster-Vermilion.

Hozack says he is running on three principles: healthcare, budgeting and accountability.

“It’s certainly about 40 to 45 per cent of every dollar government spends has to do with healthcare. We’ve all heard the stories about the waitlists. We’ve had some people in the system and once they’re in the system the care is absolutely beyond compare, but we do have some problems.”

Hozack is the current chair of the Economic Education Association and has previously held the role of Chair for the Alberta Beef Producers. Hozack says one of the points he is going to stress during his campaign is his experience already working for the constituents in the riding and party in his current role.

Hozack plans on helping the UCP tackle the carbon tax, as well as implementing recall for elections.

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“When it comes to accountability one of the things I think we need is recall so that if somebody does something like Rachel’s doing with her carbon tax or some of the things we see happening with our open borders, which is a federal jurisdiction,” says Hozack. “If you have recall you actually have a mechanism in place to hold the elected people to account in between the elections.”

Currently, there are two people seeking a UCP nomination and Hozack expects more people to put their name forward.

“We encourage open nominations and I’m hoping we’ll have four or five people putting their name forward. I think it’s a good sign when people want to be involved in the process.”

The 2019 Alberta provincial election will be on May 31 2019, or before.

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