The Sask Party is picking its candidate for the Battlefords on Feb. 27 to replace departing incumbent Herb Cox, and it is now clear that it will be a contested nomination.
This week Jeremy Cockrill announced he has also joined the race.
According to his campaign website, Cockrill has a background in agriculture and real estate, and currently helps manage Fortress Windows and Doors.
He is also known in the sports community, where he is head coach for North Battleford Comp.'s senior boys basketball team. On his website Cockrill pledged to stand up for the Battlefords in Regina if elected.
"It's the people I meet every day - whether at the Fortress shop, at the high school gym, or out doing the house calls that motivate me to run for the SaskParty nomination," Cockrill said.
"If I'm elected, I'm going to spend every day fighting for the Battlefords, so our concerns make the agenda in Regina."
A week ago Tom Hawboldt also announced that he was running for the nomination. The nomination meeting will take place later this month at the Dekker Centre for the Performing Arts.