Bill Smith Endorses Doug Schweitzer for UCP Calgary-Elbow


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 


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Jim Dinning Endorses Doug Schweitzer for UCP Calgary-Elbow


I am supporting Doug Schweitzer as he seeks the Calgary Elbow nomination for the United Conservative Party.

I admire Doug as a devoted husband, loving father of two young girls, lawyer, community builder and friend. He’s personable, curious and has a good head on his shoulders. He’s the ‘new blue:’ a strong fiscal conservative and a moderate on the social issues. That makes Doug and his family a lot like many of the families who live in Calgary-Elbow’s neighbourhoods.

In 1986, I ran for the conservative nomination in Calgary Shaw at the age of 33. It was the start of an exciting 11-year career as MLA and minister serving in the cabinets of Premiers Ralph Klein and Don Getty. We faced some serious problems in those days and under Ralph’s leadership, we tackled them head on, doing what we believed was right to secure Alberta’s future.

Doug Schweitzer will do exactly the same. Unafraid of hard work and conscientious, Doug has joined Jason Kenney to build a new conservative party that is principled, ambitious and looking ahead to Alberta’s future. Doug knows Albertans want an open and honest government that’s in tune with the residents of Calgary-Elbow and beyond.

Doug will take a fresh perspective to the legislature, one that’s creative and forward-looking. Doug will make sure your voice is heard in caucus and in the legislature and he won’t shy away from making tough decisions or taking a stand on issues that affect us here at home. Issues like flood mitigation, quality education and jobs are on the list of concerns for folks in Elbow. Doug will be an effective voice.

I believe Doug is the right conservative candidate here in Elbow. I like him, and I trust him. As you get to know him, I’m confident you will too. But he needs your help. Please become a party member, encourage your friends and family to do the same, and come out to vote for Doug Schweitzer when the nomination is called. 


Jim Dinning