Jim Dinning Endorses Doug Schweitzer for UCP Calgary-Elbow

Feb 04, 2019

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