Adam Duke chosen as NDP's candidate in Humboldt-Watrous

Adam Duke was chosen Thursday to be the NDP’s candidate for the constituency of Humboldt-Watrous in the next provincial election.

“Adam knows families should be benefitting more, instead of paying more in today’s economy. He’s dedicated to making sure everyone in his community has an opportunity to get ahead, and that’s exactly the kind of candidate I’m happy to welcome to the team,” said NDP Leader Cam Broten. “I’m looking forward to electing an MLA for Humboldt-Watrous that is focused on the things that really matter – like health care, seniors care and the cost of living – and is willing to really listen to families.”

Broten attended Duke’s nomination meeting Thursday evening and welcomed him to the growing, diverse team of New Democrat candidates.

“The high and rising cost of living through increased cost of property tax, insurance costs and utilities are forcing people to make tough decisions – including working families, seniors and students,” said Duke. “I was inspired by Cam Broten’s message that leading this province can’t just be about good statistics on paper – it has to be about people doing well and really benefitting. Cam prioritizes things like the cost of living and the quality of seniors care, unlike the government that prioritizes pet projects like its toxic lean pet project with a $40 million American consultant.” 

Duke was born and raised in Humboldt. At 27, he has an impressive resume of volunteer and community-based activity including serving as the Branch Services Officer for the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 28 in Humboldt, and serving as a member of the University of Saskatchewan Senate. He studies political science at the University of Saskatchewan.

Duke was named Humboldt’s Junior Citizen of the Year in 2013, thanks in part to his leadership on fundraisers for the Special Olympics and the Humboldt SPCA.