Mike Walsh Running For UCP Nomination In Innisfail-Sylvan Lake

Mike Walsh, who is currently a councillor for the town of Penhold and a teacher at Innisfail Middle School, is seeking the United Conservative Party nomination for the riding of Innisfail-Sylvan Lake. His plans to seek the UCP nomination for the constituency follow the recent resignation of of first term MLA Don MacIntyre.

A Penhold Town Councillor - who is also a teacher at Innisfail Middle School - has thrown his hat in the ring to seek the Innisfail-Sylvan Lake United Conservative Party nomination.
Mike Walsh says his decision to become a candidate has been a work in progress over the last few months.
Premier Rachel Notley has not called a by-election yet but before contending for the MLA job, Walsh would first have to win the nomination for Innisfail-Sylvan Lake anyway.
Walsh notes since a few years back, he has been involved at the grassroots level on the Progressive Conservative side.
Walsh decided to become a UCP candidate thanks to the support of the community, his work with Penhold over the last four years and he wanted to take public service to another level.
Walsh says uniting the former Wildrose Party and the PC Party to become the UCP was a long process.
He believes Jason Kenney is the perfect leader to win back government in 2019. Walsh calls Kenney the most consistent conservative he has ever met.
Through the nomination phase, Walsh is allowed to campaign and continue to be a Penhold town councillor. If successful in the nomination, he would have to take a leave of absence during a by-election and - if successful after that point - he would have to resign his position from town council.

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