Progressive Conservative members in the Spruce Woods constituency will be voting February 11th for the person they want to represent the party in the provincial election in October.
Last week Grant Jackson announced his entry into the race and this week Linda McRae-Walker, who lives in the Municipality of Oakland Wawanesa also joined the race to replace Cliff Cullen. She’s trying to become the first women to represent Spruce Woods.
“I’ve always been interested in politics and now that Cliff has stepped away it has given me the opportunity to do that. Before that there wasn’t that opening, and my family was young but now my family has grown up it gives me the opportunity to do that.”
Linda McRae-Walker has been employed for the last seven years as an administrator with the Manitoba 4-H Council. She has had a life-long interest in politics, from Municipal issues, to Provincial, National and even International. As a 30+ year resident in Spruce Woods, when Cliff Cullen decided to step back, McRae-Walker thought that now would be the best time to explore the political arena.
“For sure rural hospitals and improving health care is the number one issue. We need to do more to keep those emergency rooms open. To do that we need more doctors and nurses. I’d be looking for ways to recruit more staff for those facilities,” said McRae-Walker.
Another priority issue is rural infrastructure and to develop innovation in agriculture and assist young farmers in their quest for a life in the agriculture world.
The PC nomination for Spruce Woods will be held February 11th.