Hanson Wins UCP Nod

The United Conservative Party have their candidate.

MLA David Hanson win be the UCP nominee for Bonnyville-Cold Lake-St. Paul in the election next year. It was announced late last night that he had defeated competitors Craig Copeland and Glenn Spiess in the preferential vote.

“Thank you to the United Conservative Party members in Bonnyville-Cold Lake-St Paul and all of the volunteers who made this possible,” said David Hanson in a Facebook post late last night.

“I’m looking forward to being your candidate in the 2019 provincial election and bringing your voice to the legislature. Thank you to Craig Copeland and Glenn Spiess for participating in the democratic process and giving members a choice.”

He will run against Alberta Party nominee Glenn Andersen.

“I’d like to congratulate Dave Hanson on his nomination as the next UCP Candidate for the Bonnyville-Cold Lake-St. Paul constituency. I’d also like to recognize Glenn Spiess’ effort in this race. Trying to make a difference is what we are all striving for, and I’m confident that we will continue to move in that direction.”

Glenn Spiess said: “I wish to Congratulate Dave Hanson on being selected as the UCP Representative for the next Provincial General Election. Thank you also to Craig Copeland for letting his name stand as a nomination contestant. Both of you have shown your commitment to democracy and conservatism.”

Hanson was voted MLA as Wild Rose in the Lac la Biche-St. Paul-Two Hills riding in 2015.