The race for the leadership of the Alberta Party is coming to a close on Tuesday, Feb. 27.

Kara Levis, Rick Fraser, and Stephen Mandel are the three candidates running for leadership. They were in Drumheller at a local restaurant on Feb 16.

Kara Levis, a Calgary-based lawyer and the Chair of the National Women's Liberal Commission, hopes to bring her leadership into Alberta saying, "What I'm trying to do is make sure that we bring a fresh new set of ideas to Alberta politics. We really want to stop thinking in one or five year elections cycles and make some decisions that are right for the future of Alberta, regardless of how difficult it might be to make some of those choices."

Kara Levis' campaign slogan is 'Province Before Politics'.  

Rick Fraser, the Calgary-South East MLA elected as a Progressive Conservative in 2012 and 2015, native of the Drumheller area, wants a deeper meaning when it comes to representing the Alberta Party if elected saying, "If there's anything I know about Alberta, in general, is that the people want to see progress and that their voices are heard."

Fraser wants the opportunity to serve Drumheller and all Albertans to their best interests.

Stephen Mandel, former mayor of Edmonton and PC Cabinet Minister, offers experience and understanding saying, "Number one, I have a broad vision of where we need to go as a province and number two, I have a lot more experience then the other candidates."

Mandel wants to work closely with rural Alberta as, he says, is where the wealth of the province stems from.  

The Alberta Party has six main principles:

Prosperity, Fiscal Responsibility, Social Responsibility, Sustainability, Democracy and Quality of Life.

If you are a member of the Alberta Party, the voting period begins on February 25 and endS at noon on February 27.

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