Media Release: Judson Seeks Ontario PC Nomination in Kenora—Rainy River
Fort Frances, ON – Today Rainy River District lawyer Douglas Judson announced his intention to seek the Ontario Progressive Conservative Party’s nomination in Kenora—Rainy River. The PC nominee will run as the party’s candidate in the province’s next General Election, which is scheduled for June 2018.
“The Northwest is approaching a key moment of growth, industry transformation, and social and economic diversification,” stated Judson. “I am running because to do these things and move forward, our communities need a voice in a government that understands their needs, and they need their young people engaged in the political process.”
Judson is a 30-year-old lawyer and consultant from Emo. Before entering law, he served as a political aide and federal public servant. Judson noted that the 2018 provincial election is just around the corner, and the governing Liberals and third-party NDP have a lot of ground to make up.
“The Ontario Liberals have taken the Northwest for granted for too long, and the NDP have been completely ineffective advocates for our region,” stated Judson. “Our communities need to have a seat at the government table – which only the Ontario PCs can provide.”
Judson will be travelling across the riding to meet with area residents.
“Most of what I know about leadership, entrepreneurship, and community service I learned in Kenora—Rainy River – where my family farms, operates small businesses, and works in forestry and construction,” stated Judson. “They feel the cost of the Liberal government every time they open their mail or get a hydro bill, and they’re ready for change at Queen’s Park.”
Candidates for the nomination are vetted by PC Party headquarters and are typically required to win the support of local party members at a nomination meeting. The nomination meeting in Kenora—Rainy River has yet to be scheduled. When it is scheduled, it typically includes voting locations for party members in Fort Frances, Dryden, and Kenora. Party memberships are available online through www.douglasjudson.ca.
“A nomination race is a great way to get people engaged in the political life of their community outside of the election cycle,” stated Judson. “I am looking forward to meeting with area residents to share ideas, and build Patrick Brown’s team here in Kenora—Rainy River.”