Dan Williams wins election to become MLA for Peace River Constituency

Susan Thompson
Express Staff

In an election that saw the United Conservative Party take the majority win and the NDP become the official opposition, Dan Williams has become the new MLA for the Peace River constituency.

Williams watched the results with supporters and volunteers in La Crete, while a volunteer appreciation night for his supporters was also held in Peace River at the Avenge Energy Services shop.

In a speech to his supporters, Williams echoed party leader Jason Kenney, stating that Alberta was again “open for business.”

Outgoing MLA Debbie Jabbour spent the evening at her campaign office downtown Peace River.

Jabbour, who won by less than 300 votes in the last election, was roundly defeated by Williams this time with just over 3000 votes to his over 9500 votes.

Coming in third place in votes was celebrity Alberta Party candidate Dakota House, followed by Connie Russell of the Freedom Conservative Party and Alberta Liberal candidate Remi Tardif.

Neither the Liberal Party or Alberta Party leaders were successful at winning seats in their local constituencies, and the Alberta Party lost all three seats they had going into the election.

Williams previously worked for Jason Kenney in Ottawa and was one of a handful of staff members who came with him to unite the right in Alberta, leading to the formation of the UCP and their successful majority win.

 

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