Trent Wotherspoon welcomes endorsements from Judy Junor, Ray Funk, Andy Iwanchuk, Eldon Lautermilch, and Maynard Sonntag
Date February 23, 2018
Today NDP leadership candidate Trent Wotherspoon welcomed endorsements from Judy Junor, Ray Funk, Andy Iwanchuk, Eldon Lautermilch, and Maynard Sonntag.
Judy Junor served as a cabinet minister and the MLA for Saskatoon Eastview. Ray Funk served as the Member of Parliament for Prince Albert – Churchill River. Andy Iwanchuk served as the MLA for Saskatoon Fairview. Eldon Lautermilch served as a cabinet minister and the MLA for Prince Albert Northcote. Maynard Sonntag served as a cabinet minister and MLA for Meadow Lake.
“Having served as an MLA with Trent for many years, I have seen first-hand his dedication and commitment to serving Saskatchewan people,” said Junor. “Trent is not only committed to hard work, he is easy to talk to and he is a great listener. He has the ability to bring people together and move us forward. We would all benefit from Trent’s leadership. I am proud and happy to vote for Trent as our next leader.”
“I know that Trent’s understanding and commitment will enable him to make decisions that will better the working lives of all women and men,” said Iwanchuk. “I had the opportunity to work alongside Trent at the Legislature. Trent’s integrity, passion and legislative skills will be the party’s strength and the way forward to forming government.”
“Trent has shown that he has what it takes to lead the Saskatchewan NDP at this important time for our party and our province,” said Funk. “He understands the issues that are important for Prince Albert and the North, and I know he is going to be an excellent premier who will serve the interests of all Saskatchewan people. He likes people and it shows.”
“Trent is hardworking and he’s honest, two incredibly important qualities in a leader,” said Lautermilch. “His ten years of experience in the Legislature – including time as Deputy Leader and Leader of the Opposition – will serve him well as he goes toe-to-toe with Scott Moe and the Sask. Party. I know he will be an excellent leader for our party.”
“Trent has shown that he has what it takes to lead our party to win in 2020 – which is what we need to do to get our province back on track,” said Sonntag. “His commitment to make meaningful progress on reconciliation with First Nations and Métis people is essential for the future of our province. Trent also knows that strong public services need a foundation of strong finances and a strong economy, and he is in the best position to create the thousands of good jobs Saskatchewan people need right now.”
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