The Conservative Party has found their candidate for the upcoming federal election.
Laila Goodridge, MLA for Fort McMurray-Lac La Biche, will be running in the snap election being held on September 20.
David Yurdiga has been the MP for Fort McMurray-Cold Lake since 2014 when he was elected in a by-election to fill the position left vacant by Brian Jean. According to the Party, he won’t be running due to medical reasons.
In a statement sent to Mix News, Goodridge says she’s excited for the opportunity.
“With Canada’s Recovery Plan, we will secure jobs and the future for Fort McMurray,” she said.
“I am passionate about northern Alberta, and fighting for Albertans in Ottawa.”
Goodridge has served as MLA since July 2018 after she won a by-election after Brian Jean resigned after losing to Jason Kenney in the UCP leadership race.
She was also re-elected in the 2019 provincial election.
Goodridge is officially the second candidate to announce their intention to run in next month’s election for the local riding.
Community-resident Jonathan Meyers will be running for the Maverick Party.
The Liberals, NDP, Green Party, and other federal parties have yet to announce any candidates for the riding.