The Honourable Kevin Sorenson, Member of Parliament for Battle River-Crowfoot has announced his decision to not run in the 2019 Federal Election.
Sorenson has served in Government for 19 years and has been through 6 elections. The decision was not made lightly.
"It is emotional. You don't work 19 years in a job and it's easy when you leave. It is not easy," he explained.
Sorenson stated that it is now time to spend more time with his family as they have stood by him diligently through his political career.
"I have had such phenomenal support. I have had the highest percentage of the total vote of any candidate or party. Though the support level has been positive, I want to make sure that I can give it 100 per cent all the time. I know a lot of politicians who, in my opinion, stay too long, and I certainly did not want to do that," continued Sorenson.
Sorenson reflected on his time in Drumheller as memorable.
"I have lots of memories and every one of them is so special. There is a lot of things that we have done in the Drumheller area. Some of the individuals that I have served with from down there in Drumheller, and mayors of the past and the current mayor. These are all memories that I will cherish forever. It is time, and I am looking forward to the next steps of my life." he concluded.