It will be known Thursday night who the candidate for the Saskatchewan Party will be in the Battlefords in the 2020 provincial election.
The Saskatchewan Party will pick their nominee for the Battlefords at the Dekker Centre for the Performing Arts.
Members will chose between two candidates, Tom Hawboldt and Jeremy Cockrill. Registration begins at 4:30 p.m. and the meeting is scheduled to begin with speeches at 7 p.m. in the evening.
Nominations closed on Feb. 13 and there was a deadline of Feb. 20 for Sask. Party members to purchase or renew memberships to be able to vote at the meeting.
The winner is seeking the seat held by Sask. Party incumbent Herb Cox, who is not seeking re-election after two terms in the legislature. Cox has been the Sask. Party nominee in the Battlefords during the last three provincial elections.
Last Friday, Premier Scott Moe visited the Battlefords as part of his tour of communities across the province prior to the reopening of the legislature on March 2. In speaking to reporters Moe said he was encouraged by the number of people participating in the nomination process in the Battlefords.
“It’s an election year and we are nearing the end of our nominations and looking forward to our nomination here”, said Moe, “and encouraged that so many have chose to participate in that process, which is the start of a very democratic process within our party – a grassroots process within our party, but also leads ultimately to the democratic process that we have in this province leading to the provincial election later this year.”
Moe said he was “excited to see so many involved here in the Battlefords. and really looking forward to working not only with the successful candidate but looking forward to working with all of those involved as we continue to try to move the Battlefords forward and our province forward.”