Livingstone-Macleod: Wildrose incumbent hangs on

Screen Shot 2015-05-15 at 6.29.37 PMAs one of only five Wildrose MLAs who didn’t cross over to join the Progressive Conservatives last year, and one of only three of those five still running for re-election, Pat Stier was rewarded for his loyalty Tuesday in the riding of Livingstone-Mcleod.

“I’m one of the few survivors,” said Stier, who was declared winner as he spent the evening taking in results with campaign workers in the town of Claresholm.

“But I don’t think anything has changed. We’ve always been Wildrose out here.”

Stier hopes to continue his fight to improve property rights for farmers, ranchers and business people in the sprawling southern Alberta riding.

Evan Berger, who represented the area as PC MLA from 2008 to 2012 and is running again, came in a close second and was worried about the best interests of stressed oil service workers.

“People are really worried about their jobs. We need a government that will keep our oil industry competitive.”

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Livingstone-Macleod: Wildrose incumbent hangs on