United Conservative Party candidate Todd Pawsey visited the valley yesterday.

Pawsey held a relaxed gathering at the Last Chance Saloon patio to converse with the Drumheller population.

"Rural Alberta seems to get the short end of the stick in terms of provincial focus and jurisdiction, simply because the population base is urban based in the Red Deer/ Edmonton/ Calgary corridor and if you look at the size of that constituency, that's big. So we need to have a good solid voice that is a representative of all communities." says Pawsey.

The candidate hails from a farm east of Wainwright and has over 26 years of serving rural communities.

The UCP candidate is up against Nate Horner, a farmer from Pollockville, along with incumbent MLA Rick Strankman of Altario. Pawsey thinks that his ideas are what is going to get him elected.

"We have had a lot of issues from fiscal restraint from the budget that was going to be forced upon us by taking over four years of NDP economic ruin. There is a lot of tough decisons to be made, but at the same time, we need some smart, out of the box, creative, fresh ideas to governance." continued Pawsey.

Pawsey continues to believe that the UCP government is the best for Alberta right now.

"We have got a bunch of great UCP policies we adopted in May in Red Deer. A lot of them are all based on Alberta's needs, conservative 'fiscalness' looking after all a lot of the damage that was done and to bring Alberta back to being the best province in Canada." said Pawsey.

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