Travis Toews Announces Savage and Warkentin as Campaign Co-Chairs, MLA Endorsements

CALGARY, AB — Travis Toews, candidate for leader of the United Conservative Party, announced the selection of his two campaign co-chairs today: Sonya Savage and Chris Warkentin.

“I’m proud to have Sonya and Chris – two strong voices for Albertans – stand with me,” said Travis Toews. “While they represent very different constituencies and peoples, both agree that our party and Albertans are stronger together. We share a vision for Alberta focused on responsible and steady leadership.”

“I’m incredibly proud to support Travis for the leadership of our United Conservative Party,” said Sonya Savage, MLA for Calgary-North West. “His competent track record shows that he will provide the stable, responsible leadership needed for Alberta. I support the incredible work he has done to balance Alberta’s budget, and I believe that as Premier, he will lead us with integrity and humility.”

“Travis loves Alberta and the people who call our province home. He isn’t a career politician but chose to get involved to help get Alberta back on track for the generations to come,” said Chris Warkentin, MP for Grande Prairie—Mackenzie. “Travis fundamentally trusts Albertans and believes that they are the solution to the challenges we face. He is a natural team builder, a man of integrity and a servant leader. I know that Alberta will be well served by his leadership.”

Toews was joined by his co-chairs today at a launch event in Calgary. The co-chairs will provide strategic guidance and counsel on how the campaign can best reach and engage with Albertans.

Travis is also proud to receive the endorsements of 23 MLAs to date, representing every region in the province. These include:
  • Tracy Allard, MLA for Grande Prairie
  • Jackie Armstrong-Homeniuk, MLA for Fort Saskatchewan-Vegreville
  • Tanya Fir, MLA for Calgary-Peigan
  • Shane Getson, MLA for Lac Ste. Anne-Parkland
  • Nate Horner, MLA for Drumheller-Stettler
  • Grant Hunter, MLA for Taber-Warner
  • Whitney Issik, MLA for Calgary-Glenmore
  • Matt Jones, MLA for Calgary-South East
  • Adriana LaGrange, MLA for Red Deer-North
  • Martin Long, MLA for West Yellowhead
  • Jackie Lovely, MLA for Camrose
  • Jason Luan, MLA for Calgary-Foothills
  • Demetrios Nicolaides, MLA for Calgary-Bow
  • Ron Orr, MLA for Lacombe-Ponoka
  • Josephine Pon, MLA for Calgary-Beddington
  • Pat Rehn, MLA for Lesser Slave Lake
  • Miranda Rosin, MLA for Banff-Kananaskis
  • Joseph Schow, MLA for Cardston-Siksika
  • Tyler Shandro, MLA for Calgary-Acadia
  • Mark Smith, MLA for Drayton Valley-Devon
  • Searle Turton, MLA for Spruce Grove-Stony Plain
  • Dan Williams, MLA for Peace River

“I’m extremely grateful for the support of my colleagues,” added Toews. “As MLAs, the connection to our communities is critical in shaping the work of government, and I’m honored that so many of my colleagues believe my leadership would benefit their constituencies.”