CALGARY -- After two days of voting, Roger Reid was selected from among three candidates (Thomas Schneider and Nathan Neudorf were the other two), to represent the Livingstone-Macleod riding under the United Conservative Party banner, in next spring’s provincial election.
A news release from the party on Saturday (Dec 8), revealed more than 880 UCP members cast ballots in the election.
United Conservative Leader Jason Kenney issued a congratulatory statement following Reid’s nomination
“Roger is a committed conservative and an accomplished entrepreneur. A founding member of the UCP constituency association in Livingstone-Macleod, Roger has made impactful contributions to the conservative movement in this province.”
Roger was born and raised in Claresholm and is a member of a family that has lived in the area for more than 100 years.
His bio on the UCP facbook site states that after high school, Roger attended Camrose Bible College and then went on to serve congregations in Camrose, Sweden, Saskatoon, Kelowna, Edmonton, and Calgary. He started as a youth pastor, a job he held for about nine years, then went to work for Nortel in 1996 as a graphic designer for three years. He moved into marketing and visual communications for some tech companies, then went to work at WestJet.
Roger and is wife Darleen have three grown children – Aaron, Allison, and Elisabeth.
Reid and his wife own and operate the Tim Horton’s franchises in Claresholm and Nanton and Kenney noted the new candidate is able to understand the challenges faced by small business owners in the province. He is a dedicated volunteer in the community and serves as the Chair of the Claresholm and District Health Foundation and is an ambassador with the Tim Horton’s Children’s Foundation. Through his business, he supports KidSport, the Claresholm Public Library, upgrades to the Arena, minor hockey, soccer, baseball.
Roger's values and beliefs:
-- Government that cares about your money;
-- Small, fiscally-responsible government that balances the books;
-- Government that creates an environment that welcomes businesses and encourages growth;
-- Efficient government that cuts red tape and invests wisely so everyone in Alberta prospers
-- Government that support parental choice in education, and above all else, government that listens to constituents.
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