Moore takes the Tory nomination for Red Deer North

  • Mar. 25, 2015 3:08 p.m.

Christine Moore will be representing the Progressive Conservatives in the Red Deer North riding in the coming provincial election.

Moore won the bid this past Saturday, defeating fellow contenders Buck Buckanan and Matt Chapin. Jeff Dawson had withdrawn from the contest last week.

Moore said she was very grateful for the support she received from supporters, family, friends and the community at large. “I couldn’t have done this without them, and we are just ready to go,” she said. “We’re in the zone to work hard. We worked hard in the nomination and we are going to work hard as soon as we know when the election is – we are going to be out there to hear what the people of Red Deer North need. I really want to engage with the residents so I can represent them well in Edmonton.”

Since 2013, Moore has served Red Deer County in Division 6 as a councillor. At the time of her nomination announcement, she spoke of the need for major expansions to the City’s courthouse, the hospital and Red Deer College. Providing an increased stock of affordable and safe housing was also something she said was a priority.

As to further past experience, Moore has served as school trustee for six years with Red Deer Catholic Regional Schools, including three years as board chair until 2010.

In 2011, she was appointed to the board of governors of Red Deer College which she described as a, “Natural progression in my advocacy for education.”

Moore was also appointed to the Central Alberta Children and Family Services Authority in 2011 and became co-chair in 2012. She was the founding chair of the Catholic Education Foundation that provides funding to students and schools in the region as well.

Over the past few weeks, she’s been hearing more from residents about the challenging economic times the province is in because of sliding oil prices. “Let’s also support our small businesses – this province was founded on entrepreneurship.

“I’m also passionate about kids, I’m passionate about education – if we get that right, it bodes well for us in the future.”

Moore has also said her experience has also taught her fiscal transparency and accountability are essential to earning public trust and to making decisions based on sound fiscal principals.

“We have challenges – that’s undeniable. But with challenge comes opportunity.

“The nomination campaign was hard work, but it was so rewarding because I engaged with people from all sectors of our community,” she said. “I heard so much, and I’m so excited to be able to go back out there with a mandate from the PC party, and especially the constituency of Red Deer North.”

Meanwhile, Darcy Mykytyshyn was named the Tory candidate for Red Deer South earlier this month. Mykytyshyn has served on many not-for-profit organizations over the years, including chairing two United Way campaigns, three Kinsmen Dream Home campaigns, chairing the 2013 Memorial Cup bid and serving on the 2019 Canada Winter Games bid committee.

He is also the past-president of the Rotary Club of Red Deer and sits on the boards for Servus Credit Union, the Co-operative Development Foundation of Canada and the Red Deer Chamber of Commerce.

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