Peter Elzinga joins Doug Schweitzer for Leader of UCP Team
Jul 27, 2017
Peter Elzinga has officially signed on as the Honourary Chair of the Doug Schweitzer for Leader of the United Conservative Party of Alberta campaign.
"Doug is a brilliant young man. I admire his strong fiscal policies, and believe his moderate conservative approach to social issues best aligns with Albertan values. I believe Doug is the best candidate to beat the NDP in 2019 and I am honoured to serve as Hon. Chair of his campaign.”
‐ Peter Elzinga, Honourary Chair, Doug Schweitzer for Leader of UCP
Peter served as the Progressive Conservative MP for Pembina, Alberta from 1974 to 1986 before resigning to run as a Progressive Conservative MLA. Peter served as the MLA for Sherwood Park from 1986 to 1993; upon being elected he joined Don Getty’s cabinet as Minister of Agriculture, followed by Minister of Agriculture and Trade in 1989.
In 1992 Peter Co‐Chaired Ralph Klein’s successful leadership bid and later served as the Deputy Premier for the remainder of Ralph’s first term. Peter chaired the PC Party's 1993, 1997, 2001, and 2004 provincial elections and served as Klein's Chief of Staff from 1998 to 2004.
“It is a tremendous honour to have Peter join our team. As I travel the province and share our plan for Alberta I am humbled by the support we are receiving and the caliber of folks who are signing up to lend a hand.”
‐ Doug Schweitzer, Candidate for Leader of the United Conservative Party of Alberta
In the coming weeks additional members of Doug Schweitzer’s leadership team will be announced.
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