A date has been set for the Sask. Party to hold their nomination meeting in the Battlefords to replace Herb Cox.
The nomination meeting is to take place at the Dekker Centre on Feb. 27. Registration begins at 4:30 p.m. and speeches begin at 7 p.m. that night.
Already, at least one candidate has stepped forward to seek the nod. Tom Hawboldt announced Friday on Facebook that he is running for the nomination.
Hawboldt’s background is in education, where he is currently Superintendant of Learning for Light of Christ School Division. He has served in the armed forces and has served on numerous local boards and organizations, including the Chamber of Commerce, the Saskatchewan Winter Games, and the HUB.
In seeking the nomination, Hawboldt cited the need for a multifaceted approach to the crime issue, opposing the carbon tax, maintaining balanced budgets, and continuing the strong representation begun by Herb Cox.
“Our community has been well represented by Herb Cox and the Saskatchewan Party over he last two terms. Herb as a long time resident had a deep understanding of our community. We need to maintain this representation,” Hawboldt stated.
Cox announced last summer he was not seeking re-election after two terms in the Saskatchewan legislature.
The New Democrats have already nominated Amber Stewart to be their candidate in the Battlefords. The provincial election is scheduled for October 26.