The 'face and the voice' of Moose Jaw North

Justin Crann
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Shelley Jones launches nomination bid

Shelley Jones discusses her bid for the Sask. Party candidacy in Moose Jaw North during an event at the Moose Jaw Shrine Club Tuesday. Jones held the event to drum up support in her contested race against incumbent Sask. Party MLA Warren Michelson.

To hear her tell it, Shelley Jones has something in common with the Friendly City as a whole.

It's hers — and the city's — time.

"Now, I feel, is the right time for me to continue to give everything I have to serve the people of Moose Jaw North and Saskatchewan," said Jones. "It is Saskatchewan's time, and together, we're going to make it Moose Jaw's time."

Jones is waging what she calls "a very exciting nomination battle" against incumbent Sask. Party MLA Warren Michelson, who is himself seeking to run in the next provincial election.

On Tuesday, she held a formal launch for her bid at the Moose Jaw Shrine Club,  where she was quick to emphasize her credentials.

"I have worked on almost every provincial and federal campaign in Saskatchewan, as a door-knocker or campaign manager. I have worked in the legislature as a ministerial assistant and chief of staff to several cabinet ministers," she said. "I've been there from the beginning with the Sask. Party, and have supported Moose Jaw.

"With nearly 30 years of work experience in Saskatchewan, a network of people in agriculture, education, marketing and communications, and community development will be there to provide new ideas, wise counsel and sound solutions to help guide me and help grow Moose Jaw," added Jones.

She noted that the Sask. Party is "facing renewal" and that she believes she is positioned well to excel in a caucus seeking fresh faces and ideas.

"As some veteran cabinet ministers are set to retire, new faces are needed," said Jones. "I believe I can be Moose Jaw North's face and voice at the cabinet table."

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Organizations: Sask. Party, Moose Jaw Shrine Club

Geographic location: Moose Jaw North, Saskatchewan, Friendly

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