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Former constituency president to make a run for the Sask legislature

A former president of the Saskatchewan Party – Lloydminster constituency is throwing his hat in the ring to run for the riding in the October 2024 elections.

Cattle rancher James Thorsteinson after serving as well as the longest president of the party at the provincial level, says he has gotten a lot of support from members to run for the top post.

“After discussing it with my family, and others within the community, I felt the time was right to seek the support of our members in this riding to represent them in the Saskatchewan Legislature,” says the aspiring politician.

Thorsteinson acknowledges the contributions of current MLA Colleen Young.

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“I would like to thank Ms. Young for her advocacy for the constituents of the Lloydminster riding, but it is time for a new voice in Regina. I will be that strong voice for the people of the Lloydminster constituency.”

Former MLA and cabinet minister Tim McMillan, former MLA Milt Wakefield and Allan Kerpan former MP and MLA have issued endorsements expressing their full support in Thorsteinson as they underline his commitment, cooperative approach and service.

Thorsteinson who ranches with his family east of Lloydminster is a supporter of the 4-H program, serves on the board of the Libbie Young Centre and is a recipient of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Medal.

Meanwhile incumbent Young will also be running in the next Saskatchewan election.

All prospective candidates will have to come through the party’s nomination process.

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