MLA election Nixon named Wildrose Whip

Jason Nixon, MLA elect for the Rimbey, Rocky Mountain House, Sundre riding has been named the Wildrose Whip.

Jason Nixon, MLA elect for the Rimbey, Rocky Mountain House, Sundre riding has been named the Wildrose Whip.

Wildrose leader Brian Jean met with the 21 members of the new Wildrose Official Opposition and released the core members of his shadow cabinet and cau- cus officers on May 11.

The early shadow cabinet roster will be put to work on key portfolios facing the new NDP government, ad- vocating for lower taxes and policies that will result in economic growth.

The new caucus officers will be responsible for working with the Wildrose Caucus to directly advocate for the unique interests facing separate regions across the province.

Nixon said he is honoured the party leader gave him the position of party whip.

“It does benefit our riding. It is a great opportunity to get matters concerning the riding into the right shadow cabinet ministers hands quickly.”

Nixon plans to have a main office in Sundre and satellite offices in Rocky Mountain House and Rimbey.

Since the election he has been meeting with others members of the Wildrose and going through orientation.

“I’m looking forward to working in the riding and meeting with the constituents,” he said.

Nathan Cooper, the MLA from the Olds, Didsbury, Three Hills riding is the Wildrose House leader, Tany Yao, MLA for the Fort McMurray, Wood Buffalo riding is the caucus chair.

Further shadow cabinet announcement will be made after the Premier designate announces her cabinet and her government structure.

The party whip is responsible for ensuring party discipline among members of the caucus. The whip is also responsible for assigning offices and scheduling speakers from his or her party for various bills, motions and other proceedings.