Vegreville-Wainwright MP Leon Benoit will not be seeking re-election.
In a press release, Benoit announced that he will not run in the next federal election because he wants to spend more time with his family. Benoit has represented local constituencies for the last 22 years, becoming a member of the Conservative Party in 2003.
“It has been such an incredible honour and pleasure to have represented the salt-of-the-earth people of the constituencies of Vegreville (1993-1997), Lakeland (1997-2004) and my current riding of Vegreville-Wainwright,” Benoit said. “I have been lucky to be part of seven teams of MPs who entered public service with the common objective of making our country a better place in which to live and putting Canada in a position of having a greater influence in global affairs. It is has been a wonderful, humbling opportunity and I will truly miss all of my colleagues current and past.”
He says he will continue to serve in his post until the election on October 19th.