Calgary, August 11, 2015 – Today, the Calgary-Foothills Progressive Conservative Association announced that local businessman Blair Houston will be the candidate in the byelection scheduled for September 3.
“My family and I are committed to serve the constituents of Calgary-Foothills for the next four years and beyond,” said Houston. “Our residents want and deserve the best possible MLA – someone who’s hard-working and ready to listen and act on their concerns. As a small businessman, dedicated husband and father, I believe I’m the best person to represent the constituency.”
Blair Houston was born and raised in northwest Calgary. He is an entrepreneur and a volunteer in the community. Blair and his wife Amy are the proud parents of four children.
“Albertans continue to face uncertainty, thanks to the NDP government’s short-sighted and untested policies,” said Interim PC Leader Ric McIver. “This is not the time to experiment with Alberta’s future. Blair’s business experience and volunteer background will be a great asset to Albertans, and he has accepted the 12 Statements of Principle of the PC Party. Congratulations to the Calgary-Foothills constituency association on choosing a candidate, and we look forward to helping him win his seat.”
“The Calgary-Foothills PC Association believes that Blair Houston will truly represent the families of our constituency,” said Sumita Anand, the President of the constituency association. “We would ask that you support him in the byelection on September 3, 2015.”
Blair Houston was born and raised in northwest Calgary. He studied business at the University of California and has been a business owner in the food and beverage industry for more than 12 years.
He has supported the Progressive Conservative Party of Alberta for more than 20 years, volunteering with all three orders of government and serving as Fundraising Chair in Calgary-Nose Hill.
Blair has volunteered with countless youth programs through the City of Calgary’s parks and recreation programs, he coaches minor hockey, and he has served on several boards, including the Calgary Elks Club Board. He is also a tireless fundraiser for various charities in and around Calgary.
Blair and his wife Amy have four children and live in Harvest Hills.