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Nolan Dyck wins Grande Prairie UCP candidacy

Nolan Dyck will be the United Conservative Party candidate for the Grande Prairie Constituency in the provincial election. He won the candidacy after a nomination vote was held on April 3rd at the Design Works Centre for those in the riding who held a UCP membership.

Dyck announced he was running for the UCP candidacy seat, which opened when Tracy Allard announced she was not seeking reelection in mid-February. The local entrepreneur and business owner told back in March his reasoning for wanting to run for the candidacy and the provincial seat is that he wants to see success for those who choose to call the region home.

“I want to make sure those opportunities and the opportunities afforded me continue in the area. I like to see when Albertans are free, and there is opportunity to create, be entrepreneurs, be business owners, and have that hard-working free spirit,” he said.

Dyck has been in the region since 2008 when he moved for college and has since opened a marketing and small tech company. He said he believes the region is a thriving economic centre in the province and adds if he is able to secure a seat in the legislature representing Grande Prairie, he hopes to continue that growth.

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Ahead of the vote, Dyck received the endorsement of Peace River MLA Dan Williams. He beat out Gladys Blackmore, Larry Gibson, and Tayyab Parvez for the candidacy.

So far, no other candidates in the Grande Prairie riding have been announced.

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