In a landslide win – Laila Goodridge has earned the nomination for the United Conservative Party in the new riding of Fort McMurray-Lac La Biche.
The UCP nominee will now take her seat in the Alberta Legislature on October 29, after topping fellow candidates Gail Broadbent-Ludwig and Allan Grandison on Friday.
She tells Mix News her campaign would not have been such a success without the help of her team.
“I have had the amazing support of an amazing team the entire way through. I’m just so grateful for all of their work and for the trust that the voters in Fort McMurray-Lac La Biche have put in me and I look forward to working with them.”
It’s Goodridge’s second party nomination win and third election victory since May.
Overall, 909 votes were tallied.
Calgary-Hays UCP MLA Ric McIver was at Goodridge’s victory party and says he looks forward to working with Goodridge and MLA for Fort McMurray-Wood Buffalo Tany Yao.
“I think Fort McMurray-Wood Buffalo/Lac La Biche are very fortunate to have Laila and Tany in the next general election and I look forward to seeing both of them being elected,” McIver said. “God willing and through the willingness of Albertans, we are hopeful to be able to form a government but that’s something we have to await the people’s decision on. Our hopes are going to be a little higher with Tany and Laila representing us.”
Goodridge adds that it means a lot to have the continued support of party members in the riding.
“I’m so very humbled by the support that was given to me for the third time in six months and I look very forward to serving people in Fort McMurray and in the new riding of Fort McMurray-Lac La Biche.”
The next provincial election takes place on May 31, 2019.
–With files from Jaryn Vecchio