A Rimbey area resident with a love for his country and a passion for politics has decided to take a pro-active approach towards letting his name stand as an MLA for the Wildrose party in the Rocky Mountain House-Rimbey-Sundre riding.
Pieter Broere said he needs 250 signatures to back him so the Party will accept him as a candidate when a nomination election is called.
Broere, who emigrated from Holland in 1977, has watched the political scene carefully from the background and believes there needs to be a change in the representation of the MLA.
“The hardest thing to do is to challenge the incumbent, but I believe there needs to be a change,” he said. “Our constituency needs a better representation than what we have now. There is no harmony and I see tax dollars being wasted over all this bickering.”
Broere, who is self-employed and works in the construction and communication industry, sees central Alberta as a land of opportunity.
“There is opportunity all around us. I love it here. I am a true Albertan, I believe it is the best province in Canada.”
While Broere is a strong advocate in promoting the constituency, he believes that taxpayers work extremely hard for their money.
“They work hard to make a living and they work extra hard to pay their taxes. It never stops. An MLA needs to listen to and encourage the people in his or her constituency.”
Broere worked on the oil rigs in the Sundre and Rocky Mountain House area when he first came to Canada. He then became a dairy farmer, an occupation he kept for 23-years.
The local resident is married to Erin Wall and the couple has two daughters, Lyric, 17 and Zephyr, 10.
He said he has no idea when Wildrose will have a nomination election, but plans to obtain enough signatures to let his name stand when the time comes.