ALBERTA POLITICS: Brian Jean first candidate to file papers and pay full $95,000 in leadership fees

Brian Jean

BRIAN Jean, United Conservative Party leadership hopeful, on Tuesday became the first candidate to submit his Leadership Candidate Questionnaire, $20,000 good conduct bond and the final half of the $75,000 leadership entry fee to the United Conservative Party.

Jean released the following statement regarding the campaign’s success:
“I’m humbled by the support our positive vision for Alberta has received and I truly appreciate the thousands of individuals who have made financial and volunteer contributions to our campaign. Assembling this much in small contributions, this quickly, couldn’t happen without the support and enthusiasm of so many Albertans. I particularly want to thank the over 500 persons who made “$200 foundational contributions” to our campaign.
“This new party must be built on a strong foundation of conservative principles and ideals that will appeal to as many Albertans as possible. I am encouraged by how Albertans have responded to our positive campaign designed around those mainstream conservative ideals and I encourage all interested Albertans to buy a membership in the United Conservative Party in the 16 days before the deadline.”
On Wednesday, Jean garnered the endorsements of former Mayor of Sundre and Conservative MP Myron Thompson, Rimbey Mayor Rick Pankiw, and Rocky Mountain House Mayor Fred Nash.