Delbert Kirsch is hoping to make it five in a row.
The long-serving Saskatchewan Party MLA won his contested nomination race in the constituency of Batoche Tuesday, becoming the riding’s Saskatchewan Party candidate for the 2020 provincial election. He has been the area’s MLA since 2003. He defeated challenger Darlene Rowden.
“Thank you,” Kirsch said in a press release.
“It is truly an honour representing this constituency and I’m proud to stand before you tonight as your Saskatchewan Party candidate once again.”
Kirsch sits on the caucus management committee, the privileges committee and the standing committee on the economy.
“Our voice in rural Saskatchewan is important,” he said.
“We have a strong agriculture industry in this province and particularly in this constituency. They want a government that is willing to stand up against the Trudeau Carbon tax and in favour of a strong energy & resource sector; the Saskatchewan Party is their obvious choice.”
Kirsch said the party has stood up for rural Saskatchewan, and that’s why he wants to run again.
“I’ve spent my whole life in rural Saskatchewan and we’ve made significant progress, especially in regards to our investments in agriculture, highways, and education,” Kirsch said.
“I’m excited to continue the work that I’ve started in this constituency and that we’ve begun as a Saskatchewan Party team as we head into the next election.”
Kirsch and his wife, Valerie, have three grown children and live in the constituency. The electoral district includes Birch Hills, St. Louis, Duck Lake, Batoche and Kinistino. It sits directly south of Prince Albert. To the city’s east and west, it borders the Saskatchewan Rivers riding along the North Saskatchewan River. Scott Moe’s riding of Rosthern-Shellbrook sits to its west and Todd Goudy’s Melfort constituency to its east.