“I’m incredibly pleased with the choice our members made tonight in selecting Prasad Panda as our candidate for Calgary-Foothills,” Wildrose Leader Brian Jean said. “This byelection vote will be a choice between more ideologically driven experiments to damage the economy by the NDP, or sensible, local leadership from Wildrose that will stand up for Alberta jobs and growth.”
770 Wildrose members voted in the nomination contest. The byelection date is set for Sept. 3.
Wildrose was forced to move up its nomination date after the NDP timed their byelection call during the middle of a federal election campaign. The Wildrose nomination vote was originally set for Aug. 15.
“I am incredibly humbled by the confidence Wildrose membership put in me to be their candidate in this important byelection for Calgary-Foothills,” Panda said. “We have a lot of work to do to catch up after the cynically timed vote by the NDP. After the PC party all but gave up on these voters, we will show the people of Calgary-Foothills that a vote for Wildrose is a vote they can trust to stand up for their interests.”
Prasad Panda is a Professional Engineer and has senior management level experience providing supply chain management at the global level. For Over 28 years he has been actively involved in the execution of mega size hydro carbon projects. He is presently working as a Senior Manager for Suncor Energy at Calgary.
Prasad has extensive experience in electoral politics starting from his school days. He is well connected with the political and business leaders here and abroad. He is actively involved in several cultural and community volunteering events and continue to help new immigrant families to settle well in Alberta.
Prasad has been married for 28 years and his son has graduated from the University of Calgary. Prasad likes to spend his spare time with family and friends and enjoy group activities.
He has passion for public service and wants to help restore Alberta’s advantage and pride.