Mary Ann Harrison is the NDP Last Mountain-Touchwood candidate

Mary Ann Harrison was selected Friday evening to be the Saskatchewan New Democrat’s candidate in the Last Mountain-Touchwood constituency.

“Mary Ann’s energy and enthusiasm are infectious, and her priorities are clear,” said NDP Leader Cam Broten, who attended the nomination meeting. “The Sask. Party is burning through every last penny of Saskatchewan’s resource wealth, and then some. But it’s wasting far too much money on its own misplaced priorities, so everyday families just aren’t feeling enough of the benefits

“Mary Ann is determined to make sure more Saskatchewan families feel the benefits of the economy instead of just feeling the higher cost of living, and that’s why she’ll make a great MLA for the families of Last Mountain-Touchwood.”

Harrison has worked in various positions with the Government of Saskatchewan since 1989. She is now the National Union of Public and General Employees vice-president with the Saskatchewan Government and General Employees Union and is on leave from her position with the legislation branch of the Ministry of Highways and Infrastructure.

Harrison is a devoted mom and grandmother. She and her husband have five children and 18 grandchildren, and are raising five-year-old twins that have been in their care since the twins were just three months old. Harrison and her family live in Cupar.

“The Sask. Party is spending billions of dollars more every year, but the roads are worse than ever in many areas. Hospitals and health centres are understaffed and literally falling apart. And schools are overcrowded and facing cuts instead of investments. This government’s misplaced priorities are costing real families the opportunity to build an even better Saskatchewan – and that’s just not acceptable,” said Harrison.

“The people who work hard to make Saskatchewan what it is should also benefit from its prosperity. That’s Cam Broten’s vision, and I’m proud to be on his team.”