Cheryl Ring has become the first to announce that she will seek the Sask Party nod in Prince Albert Carlton.
Ring, a one-term city councillor and longtime local business person, is seeking to replace the retiring Darryl Hickie in the next provincial election, which is expected in 2015.
Victoria Jurgens has accepted her party’s nomination to run again in Prince Albert Northcote for the Sask Party.
Ring, a married mother of two, said in a release that she had two major issues, the taxable income threshold and graduate retention program. The visual artist, who co-owns Ring Appraisals with her husband Stephen, worked at the mill for 18 years before it closed.
She has been an active volunteer over the years, helping out the Exhibition Association, Common Weal Community Arts, Aboriginal Arts and Music Festival, Prince Albert Council for the Arts, Leave a Legacy, Saskatchewan Rivers School Division, Canadian Cancer Society, Canadian Mental Health Association, Prince Albert Chamber of Commerce, Two Miles for Mary, Prince Albert YWCA – Power of Being a Girl and the Prince Albert SPCA.
Hickie first won the riding in 2007 and held it in 2011. Prior to that, Myron Kowalsky of the NDP held the riding for four terms after its formation for the 1991 election.
Ring announced her decision in a news release sent out on Tuesday evening.