Jennifer Bowes was nominated Thursday evening as the New Democrat candidate in the Saskatoon University constituency.
“Jennifer is making our strong team of candidates even stronger,” said Cam Broten, Leader of Saskatchewan’s New Democrats, who attended the nomination meeting. “She’s an incredible advocate and she's focused on what matters most. She’s devoted to helping others access opportunity, and giving everyone a chance to get ahead.
“In Saskatchewan, we’ve had record revenue and a government that spends every penny of it, and then some. But, where has all that money gone? Far too much of it has been wasted on this government’s pet projects instead. Far too little has gone to make a real difference for everyday families. I want government’s priorities to match the things that matter most to people – like repairing run-down schools and hiring more educational assistants, and ending high ambulance bills, long waits in emergency rooms and the seniors care crisis.”
Bowes is a labour relations officer with the Health Sciences Association of Saskatchewan, and has worked at the Saskatoon Correctional Centre, as well as with the Ministry of Social Services as an income assistance worker.
She has a passion for justice, and has served as a director, and in various other executive board roles with the Elizabeth Fry Society of Saskatchewan. She holds a degree in psychology from Queen’s University.
“So many hard-working families are contributing to this great province, but just aren’t feeling the benefits,” said Bowes. “I believe in Cam Broten’s mission to make sure that politics is not just about the province doing well, but about people doing well, too. To me, that means investing in people is vital – from smaller class sizes for our kids to giving seniors the supports and care they deserve. I’m on Cam’s team because he’s focused on what’s really important.”