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David Prokopchuk of Saskatoon has announced his intention to seek the nomination to be the Progressive Conservative candidate in the Saskatoon Fairview Constituency by-election. The date for this by-election has not yet been set.

Mr. Prokopchuk runs his own financial services business and has lived in Saskatoon for more than 40 years. David has a degree in political science and economics from the University of Saskatchewan. He worked for Saskatoon Light and Power for 27 years. David 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.

Commenting on the decision to seek the nomination Mr. Prokopchuk said “I am excited about seeking election in Saskatoon Fairview. I had committed to running in this riding in the next general election, and it has always been my first choice for a constituency to run in. Within less than an hour of the announcement of the seat becoming vacant I had supporters calling and urging me to enter the race.”

“The NDP are more concerned about pushing an ideological and Eastern Canadian agenda rather than looking after the interests of the people of Saskatchewan. Now when, the province has been faced with economic challenges the Sask Party has given us haphazard tax increases and ill-conceived cuts to education, health care, and social services. This is why the majority of voters have lost confidence in the Government and the Premier. Unfortunately, many voters see the NDP as the only alternative, and that is why I am excited about the opportunity to carry the Progressive Conservative colours into this upcoming by-election.”

David concluded by saying “I look forward to reintroducing myself as well as the renewed Progressive Conservative Party of Saskatchewan to the people of Fairview.”

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