David Prokopchuk of Saskatoon has announced his intention to seek the nomination as the Progressive Conservative candidate in the Saskatoon Meewasin Constituency by-election. The date for this by-election has not been set yet.
Mr. Prokopchuk runs his own financial services business and has lived in Saskatoon for more than 40 years. He also worked for Saskatoon Light and Power for 27 years. David has a degree in political science and economics from the University of Saskatchewan. He is active in the community. He is the chairman of Ukrainian Day in the Park and Provincial President of the Ukrainian Self Reliance Association. He has played an active role in many other community organizations including the Alzheimer’s Society, the Canadian Lung Association and the MS Society. He is a firm believer in the democratic process. In 2004, David was part of a Canadian government-sponsored delegation of observers for the special presidential election in Ukraine to help ensure a democratic process took place. Again in 2012, David was selected as one of 60 long term observers selected from over 1500 applicants. It was the first time Canada had its own long term observation mission.
Party Leader Rick Swenson said, “The PC Party is pleased to have David step forward to seek the nomination. He is well spoken, enthusiastic and community minded. These are qualities that will make him an outstanding candidate if he wins the nomination.”
When asked why he is seeking the nomination Mr. Prokopchuk replied, “I am not pleased with the way the Sask Party has been managing our province. They have mismanaged the good years and we are now paying for it when times are tough. We now have a billion dollar deficit, the largest job losses in 15 years and the GTH land scandal that will not go away involving two prominent Sask Party supporters. Meewasin needs an MLA who is accountable and willing to ask the tough questions to keep our government accountable. Good government demands a good opposition. I can help make that happen.”
In conclusion Mr. Prokopchuk stated, “I look forward to knocking on doors, meeting the people of Saskatoon Meewasin and I am ready to give them some credible and constructive opposition in the Legislature.”
- 30 –