Our community desperately needs a change in representation. Over the past four years, we have all watched as the UCP government has attracted record investment, balanced the budget on $70 oil, and turned Alberta into the best place in Canada to live, start a business, and raise a family. This, while also dealing with the economic mess left behind by four years of the NDP. And yet, here in Edmonton-Whitemud, we haven’t really felt the same momentum that our fellow Albertans have been experiencing. This is a due to a lack of leadership. We need a seat at the table.
Working in the Legislature over the past few years, I have watched time and again as our NDP MLA, Rakhi Pancholi, has failed to advocate for the interests of her constituents. I have watched as our UCP Government has tried to work collaboratively with the NDP’s Edmonton representatives, only for these attempts to be ignored by our MLAs. We need change, and I am running to be that change.
To start off, I am a longtime resident of our community. I have lived in Edmonton-Whitemud for 15 years, and have a deep understanding of the issues and concerns of our people. I believe this connection to our constituency is essential for anyone seeking to represent us. This connection is also why I am so passionate about our need for better representation.
Furthermore, I have the right experience. I currently work for the UCP Caucus in the Legislature, and have previously worked at various levels of government. I know how to get things done in the halls of power. I have also worked and volunteered on over 30 electoral campaigns at both the federal and provincial levels, across the country. Not only do I have the experience to win the provincial election, but if elected, I also have the expertise to deliver results for our constituents beginning on Day 1.
But perhaps most importantly, I bring a fresh perspective. I am a young Albertan, and I know that our constituency is home to a number of young people. Young people are the future of this great province, and I am in tune with the issues that they care about most. I have the energy to take on MLA Pancholi and the NDP machine in the upcoming election, and the willpower to be a relentless advocate for the interests of our community. I also don’t carry any negative baggage with me. As a lifelong Conservative, I have been a loyal and dedicated volunteer for Conservative parties and candidates at the provincial and federal levels since I was in high school. With me, you can be confident in the exact type of representation that you will get.
My priorities are your priorities - my number one priority is to listen to UCP members, and all residents, in Edmonton-Whitemud. The role of an MLA is one of representation, and that requires listening. But there are a few priorities which I have already identified through my many conversations with constituents:
The biggest thing you can do to help me is to buy a UCP membership if you don’t already have one. In order to vote for me to be your next UCP candidate, you must have a valid UCP membership. Please note that this is separate from the federal Conservative Party of Canada membership. And if you already have a membership, make sure it will not expire before the nomination vote!
Spread the word. Tell your friends and family who live in the area. Also follow, like, and share on social media. The more Edmonton-Whitemud residents who buy memberships and vote for me, the greater the chance that I will be your next candidate, and the closer we will be to providing our community with the representation it deserves. This is your chance to help shape the future of our province!
Donate to the campaign. The more money we can raise, the more resources we can devote to this campaign. And regardless of who is elected as our candidate, any leftover donations from my campaign will be transferred to the Edmonton-Whitemud UCP CA, to be used for the successful candidate’s campaign.
Join my team! We are always looking for new volunteers who are committed to ensuring a better future for our constituency and province. Please reach out to us through email or phone, and we will find a volunteer role that fits both your availability and your comfort.