Ashlee Hicks, a member of the Cowessess First Nation, was nominated Saturday afternoon to be the New Democrat candidate for the Moosomin constituency.
“As a young mom, Ashlee gets the challenges that families face, and she wants to make sure her kids and all Saskatchewan kids have the brightest possible future,” said Cam Broten, Leader of Saskatchewan’s New Democrats. “I'm proud to have Ashlee as our candidate for Moosomin and I know that she'll be a strong voice for what matters most -- opportunities for young people, fairness and affordability for families, and dignity and security for seniors.
“The Sask. Party government takes the people of the Moosomin constituency for granted, just like it takes so much of rural Saskatchewan for granted. Despite record revenues for eight long years, this government has failed to deliver better health care, better education, or better roads in rural Saskatchewan. In fact, we're hearing more and more concerns about health care facilities, schools and roads. This government has wasted far too much money on misplaced priorities and bad choices. It's time for Moosomin to have an MLA that is focused on what matters most.”
As a member of the Cowessess First Nation, Hicks has deep roots in the Moosomin constituency. She graduated from Broadview High School and studied accounting at SIAST. Hicks has worked for Maple Leaf Foods and is a former active member of the United Food and Commercial Workers union. She has spent a lot of time volunteering for Leukemia research. Hicks and her husband Jason have three young children.
“After a decade of prosperity, Saskatchewan families should really be feeling the benefits of that, but far too many families are just struggling to get by,” said Hicks. “Whether they live in Moosomin, Broadview, Grenfell, Whitewood, or on Cowessess First Nation, or on a farm somewhere in between, every family should be able to count on good schools for their kids, good seniors care for their parents and grandparents, accessible health care for everyone and safe roads to travel on.
“But, even though Saskatchewan people are doing their part and working harder than ever, those basics are being eroded under the Sask. Party. That’s why it’s time for Cam Broten's leadership, and it's why I'm joining his team.”