The (Other) Race Is On
Fellow Albertans,Last week, Premier Ralph Klein made known his retirement plans. I have always said that he has earned the right to set his own time to retire. For my part, I will be casting my vote at the upcoming convention in support of the Premier.
That said, I have also been consistent in saying that when the Premier did decide his time of retirement, I would be in the race to serve as his successor. And I am.I'm passionate about Alberta. I have the skills, energy and passion to lead our province in the years ahead. I have experience in making tough decisions in government and I come with a fresh perspective having spent nine years in the business world and away from government.
There are those who want to make this a race that pits rural against urban and city against city. That's not going to be our race - it's time for the politics of inclusion.Over the next few weeks, our team will be gearing up to win. We'll be taking nothing for granted, including your support and
In the meantime, there is something you can go to work on. Start making a list of people who would buy a $5 membership card from you in order to support me, and our shared vision of Alberta. We'll need those lists in the weeks to come.
Thank you for your help and support. I'm excited about the race. We're going to win and we're going to have some fun too!