Greg Lawrence isn't in poltics because it's easy — he's in it for his kids and his grandkids.
© Times-Herald photo by Nathan Frank.
Greg Lawrence, MLA for Moose Jaw Wakamow, with grandson Jordison Reider and wife Marjorie, at his nomination announcement on Thursday evening.
That’s what Lawrence, Moose Jaw Wakamow MLA, told a small crowd of supporters Thursday night at the Kiwanis River Park Lodge, as he announced he will be running for re-election in the upcoming provincial election.
Lawrence, who was first elected as a Saskatchewan Party candidate during the 2011 provincial election had no competition for the nomination.
“It makes life better that the people that support us as the Sask. Party thought I was doing a good enough job that there wasn’t anyone who thought they could do a better job than me for the Saskatchewan Party,” Lawrence told the Times-Herald.
Lawrence asked the crowd for support in the coming months leading up to the election and said the Sask. Party would move the province toward a bright future and a strong economy.
“We have the growth plan for 2020 and we are going to work towards that goal,” he said. “I am legislative secretary for social services — so as long as the premier and ministers are confident in me doing that job, I will continue working on that portfolio, as well as taking care of the folks here in Moose Jaw Wakamow.”
Lawrence believes the constituency is content with the job he’s done so far and said people usually bring forward smaller, personal issues to him.
“It’s either health related or social services. Some of the bigger issues of course are our city streets,” he said.
Lawrence said the Saskatchewan Party is focused on growth, but it’s growth with a purpose.
“It’s not growth for growth sake. It’s growth so that we can make upgrades to schools and it’s not just here in Moose Jaw, it’s across the province,” he said. “It’s so my kids can grow a life here and build a future here, so your kids can grow a future here. So you don’t have to leave Saskatchewan to get a job. You got to come to Moose Jaw and build a future here.”
The next provincial election is scheduled for Nov. 2, 2015. However, because the federal election is also scheduled for the Fall of 2015, the provincial election will be moved to April 4, 2016.
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