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Meet Your Candidates: Jason Nixon, United Conservative Party

The Eckville Echo is profiling the eight candidates running in Rimbey-Rocky Mountain House-Sundre

Jason Nixon is focusing on the economy, putting Albertans back to work and representing rural Alberta at the government table.

The United Conservative Party (UCP) candidate is seeking re-election in the Rimbey-Rocky Mountain House-Sundre constituency.

“My biggest reason to come back and run again is the same reason I ran the first time,” said Nixon. “I want to have an opportunity to be able to come and advocate for a region and fight to make sure that we have a province that I can leave for my kids that is as good as the province that I was lucky enough to get from my parents.”

He says the number one issue he is hearing within the constituency and across the province is the economy, adding pipelines need to get built, energy products need to flow and people need to get back to work.

“We’re still seeing record unemployment in this province and everywhere I go people are making it clear to us they want to get Alberta’s fiscal health in order and get us back to work,” Nixon explained.

Additionally, he says on a more local level rural Alberta’s “unique needs” need to be better represented at the government table, which is something he thinks “we have been frustrated about as rural Albertans over the past four years.”

He says aspects such as health care and education needs through a rural lens, which is not being done under the current government.

Nixon added the only other “big issue” he and the UCP hear about is the carbon tax, which the UCP will abolish if elected.

“We need to focus on Alberta and we’ll make Alberta the best province in the country,” said Nixon.

Nixon said, if elected the UCP also plans to scrap any new plans for the Bighorn area and “go back to what we think has been working,” which is working with local municipalities.

He said the UCP is excited and hopeful to get back focused on what they think matters to Albertans, such as jobs, the economy and pipelines, adding they have been waiting for the opportunity for four years.

Nixon said it has been his privilege to represent the constituents of Rimbey-Rocky Mountain House-Sundre these past four years.

“I can tell the United Conservative Party message is being well received across our big constituency and ultimately I hope they’ll make the best decision for Alberta,” said Nixon.

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