Bill Smith Endorses Doug Schweitzer for UCP Calgary-Elbow

Feb 04, 2019

I’ve been around my fair share of campaigns and politicians. I can tell who is in it for the right reasons and who will keep the promises they make to voters. 

My friend Doug Schweitzer is one of those candidates. 

I first met Doug in his late 20s when he was building a reputation as one of the top political organizers in Alberta. I was so impressed with him that I asked him to run my successful campaign for President of the PC Party. 

Over the years, Doug has built an impressive career as a restructuring partner at his business law firm, while becoming an important figure in Alberta’s conservative movement. He successfully ran Doug Black’s campaign for Senate and helped elect too many MLAs to list. 

In his early 30s, Doug was asked to be on the Southern Alberta Fundraising Committee for the Alberta Progressive Conservatives. He was the youngest person in the room by over 10 years but he earned the trust of the committee and by the age of 35 was named Co-Chair. 

Doug has put in the hard work on conservative causes for more than a decade. He is a strong fiscal conservative, dedicated to getting Alberta’s fiscal house in order, and he is a social moderate on the issues that matter to Albertans and their families. He isn't interested in old arguments or divisive policies - he knows our economic future is too important. 

Doug has my full support as he seeks the United Conservative Party nomination in Calgary Elbow. 

You can learn more about Doug at — and if you believe that Doug is what we need in Calgary Elbow, I encourage you to get involved and join the United Conservative Party. If you're already a member, please check the expiration date on your membership. 

I'm confident Doug is the right person to represent us in Edmonton and to get our province back on track. 

Bill Smith

Calgary Mayoral Candidate and former PC Party President