Wildrose Announces June Date For Leadershp Race


CALGARY, AB – The Wildrose party announced the next leader of the Wildrose will be selected by party members from across Alberta on June 6 at the Coast Plaza Hotel in Calgary.

“Our party is strong, united and ready to give Albertans a real, principled, grassroots and fiscally conservative option at the ballot box,” Wildrose Party President Jeff Callaway said. “While the governing PCs talk about raising taxes, hurting economic growth and doing anything to stay in power, our party will be engaging Albertans across this province from door-to-door talking about how to make Alberta an even better place to live.”

Albertans interested in running for the party leadership can contact leadership@wildrose.ca.  Forms for pickup will be available by noon on Jan. 26, with the final cut-off date for entry one month before the June 6 vote.

Eligibility for leadership includes a requirement to have been a Wildrose member in good standing for six months prior to the date of the vote.  The party can waive the membership requirement for individuals unable to hold a current membership due to their current occupation.

Leadership candidates will be required to submit a $20,000 non-refundable entry fee.

Wildrose interim Leader Heather Forsyth said there is an incredible energy among party members and Albertans who are ready to rally behind new leadership focused on putting Albertans first.

“I’ve been enormously moved by the response from Albertans ready to engage in our leadership process and move our party forward,” Forsyth said.  “I encourage all Albertans who believe we can do better as a province to get engaged.”

Party members from across Alberta will be able to register their vote through a mail-in ballot.  Albertans interested in buying or renewing their membership will need to be registered 14 days before the June 6 vote.  In-person voting will be available at still to be determined venues.