Saskatchewan Party leadership election, 2018

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Saskatchewan Party leadership election, 2018
Date January 27, 2018
Convention Saskatoon
Resigning leader Brad Wall
Won by Scott Moe
Ballots 5
Candidates 6
Entrance Fee $25,000
Spending limit $250,000

The 2018 Saskatchewan Party leadership election was held on January 27, 2018,[1] due to the announcement on August 10, 2017, by Brad Wall that he will be retiring from politics once his successor is chosen.[2] The winner will succeed Wall as Premier of Saskatchewan.

The leadership election will be conducted by a one member-one vote preferential ballot system with voters able to either mail-in ballots or vote in person.[3] Candidates have a $250,000 campaign expense limit and will be required to disclose the names of contributors who donate $250 or more. The deadline for membership sales for those wanting to vote was December 8, 2017.[1] Patrick Bundrock is the Chief Electoral Officer.[4]

Timeline[edit]

  • August 10, 2017 – Party leader and premier, Brad Wall, announces his decision to resign as soon as his successor is chosen.[3]
  • August 18, 2017 – The Saskatchewan Party's provincial council met to discuss the convention date and location, nomination filing fees, the voting system, campaign expense limits,and timelines. Wall's successor will be chosen using a one-member, one-vote election.[5]
  • August 28, 2017 – Deadline given by Premier Wall to members of his cabinet to announce whether or not they intended to run for leader and resign from cabinet if they are.[6]
  • October 19, 2017, 7 pm – Leadership debate in Swift Current.[7]
  • October 26, 2017, 7 pm – Leadership debate in Melfort.[7]
  • November 3–5, 2017 – Saskatchewan Party policy convention held in Saskatoon.
    • November 4, 2017, 2 pm – Leadership debate held at Saskatchewan Party convention.[7]
  • November 16, 2017, 7 pm – Leadership debate in North Battleford.[7]
  • November 24, 2017, noon – Deadline for candidates to file their nomination papers along with a $25,000 entry fee. In order to qualify, candidates must be nominated by at least 250 party members in total from at least 25 different constituencies.[3]
  • November 30, 2017, 7 pm – Leadership debate in Weyburn.[7]
  • December 7, 2017, 7 pm – Leadership debate in Regina.[7]
  • December 8, 2017, 5 pm – Membership deadline for eligibility to vote in the election.[3]
  • January 26, 2018, 5 pm – Deadline for mail-in ballots to be returned.[3]
  • January 27, 2018 – In-person voting. Ballots counted and winner announced.[3]

Declared candidates[edit]

Tina Beaudry-Mellor[edit]

Background

Tina Beaudry-Mellor[8] was most recently, Minister of Social Services and Minister Responsible for the Status of Women (2016–2017), and MLA for Regina University (2016–present)[9]

Date campaign launched: August 15, 2017
Campaign website:

Supporters:

  • MLAs:
  • MPs:
  • Municipal politicians:
  • Former MLAs:
  • Former MPs:
  • Other prominent individuals:
  • Organizations:
  • Media:

Other information:

Ken Cheveldayoff[edit]

Background

Ken Cheveldayoff was most recently Minister of Parks, Culture, Sport and Minister responsible for the Public Service Commission (2016–2017) and was previously Minister of Crown Corporations (2007–2009), Minister of Enterprise (2009–2010), Minister of First Nations and Métis Relations (2010–2012), Minister of Environment, Responsible for SaskWater and the Water Security Agency (2012–2014), Government House Leader (2014–2016). He was first elected as the MLA for Saskatoon Silver Springs (2003–2016) and is currently the MLA for Saskatoon Willowgrove (2016–present)[9][10]

Date announced: August 28, 2017[6]
Campaign website: chevyforleader.ca

Supporters:

Other information:

Alanna Koch[edit]

Background

Alanna Koch has served as Deputy Minister to the Premier (2016–2017) and Deputy Minister of Agriculture (2007–2016). Before entering the civil service she was executive director of the Western Canadian Wheat Growers and as president of the Canadian Agri-Food Trade Alliance, among other organizations.[12][13]

Date announced: August 28, 2017[14][15]
Campaign website: AlannaForLeader

Supporters:

Other information:

Scott Moe[edit]

Background

Scott Moe was most recently Minister of the Environment (2016–2017). He was previously Minister of Advanced Education (2015–2016). Moe has been MLA for Rosthern-Shellbrook since 2011.

Date announced: September 1, 2017[17]
Campaign website: standwithscott.ca

Supporters

Other information:

Moe has promised to fight the federally imposed carbon tax.[17]

Gordon Wyant[edit]

Background

Gordon Wyant was most recently Minister of Justice (2012–2017), and is MLA for Saskatoon Northwest (2010–present)[9]

Date announced: August 25, 2017[18]
Campaign website: gordwyant.ca

Supporters

Other information:

Withdrawn candidates[edit]

Date announced: August 19, 2017
Date withdrew: September 1, 2017
Subsequently endorsed: Scott Moe[24]
Date announced: November 15, 2017[25]
Date withdrew: December 13, 2017[26] (As Clarke withdrew after the deadline his name remained on the ballot)

Declined[edit]

Results[edit]

     = Eliminated from next round
     = Winner
Candidate Ballot 1 Ballot 2 Ballot 3 Ballot 4 Ballot 5
Name Votes Votes +/- (pp) Votes +/- (pp) Votes +/- (pp) Votes +/- (pp)
Alanna Koch 4,529
26.39%
4,533
26.42%
+4
+0.03%
4,598
26.82%
+65
+0.4%
5,591
34.06%
+993
+7.24%
6,914
46.13%
+1,323
+12.07%
Scott Moe 4,483
26.13%
4,495
26.20%
+12
+0.07%
4,544
26.51%
+49
+0.31%
5,980
36.46%
+1,436
+9.95%
8,075
53.87%
+2,095
+17.44%
Ken Cheveldayoff 4,177
24.34%
4,202
24.49%
+25
+0.15%
4,221
24.62%
+19
+0.13%
4,844
29.51%
+623
+4.89%
eliminated
Gordon Wyant 3,696
21.54%
3,698
21.56%
+2
+0.02%
3,780
22.05%
+82
+0.49%
eliminated
Tina Beaudry-Mellor 226
1.32%
228
1.33%
+2
+0.02%
eliminated
Rob Clarke 48
0.28%
withdrew before balloting, endorsed Cheveldayoff

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Sask. Party to elect new leader in January 2018". CBC News. August 19, 2017. Retrieved August 19, 2017.
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  5. ^ Regina Leader-Post (2017-08-10). "No date for leadership vote, but Sask. Party will have plan within month | Regina Leader-Post". Leaderpost.com. Retrieved 2018-05-14.
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  20. ^ Alex MacPherson (2017-08-25). "Gord Wyant enters race to become Sask. Party leader and new premier". Saskatoon StarPhoenix. Retrieved 2018-05-14.
  21. ^ Gord Wyant (2017-09-08). ""Thank you, Glen Hart , MLA for Last Mountain-Touchwood, for your endorsement! Your support is greatly appreciated. #skpoli‌ https://t.co/L5TBN3aJxt"". Twitter.com. Retrieved 2018-05-14. External link in |title= (help)
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  23. ^ Giles, David (2017-09-01). "Jeremy Harrison withdraws from Saskatchewan Party leadership race". Globalnews.ca. Retrieved 2018-05-14.
  24. ^ Alex MacPherson (2017-09-01). "Jeremy Harrison drops out of Sask. Party leadership race". Saskatoon StarPhoenix. Retrieved 2018-05-14.
  25. ^ "'I'm the NDP's worst nightmare': Former MP Rob Clarke enters race to lead Sask. Party". CBC News. 2017-11-15. Retrieved 2018-05-14.
  26. ^ "Rob Clarke drops out of Sask. Party leadership race". CBC News. 2017-12-13. Retrieved 2018-05-14.
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  31. ^ [4][dead link]

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