New Democrats in the constituency of Moosomin selected Ken Burton to be their candidate for the 2020 election this evening in an online nomination meeting held on Zoom.
“The Sask. Party has made life harder for Saskatchewan people,” said Burton. “It is time for change in this province. We need a government that invests in people instead of making life more difficult for Saskatchewan families with cuts and privatization.”
Ken Burton has operated the family farm near the Pipestone Valley for four decades. During that time, in addition to farming, Burton received a Bachelor of Arts in History from the University of Regina and spent time in the oil patch working on a drilling rig. He recently sold most of his farming operation and resides in Kipling but continues to raise a small herd of cattle.
Ken has been an active community member over the years, serving on the executive of the Kipling Lions Club, Kipling Curling Club and Landsdowne Memorial Cemetery, and he was elected to the board of the local Conservation and Development Area for three terms. He continues to curl and enjoys outdoor activities in both summer and winter. He has a keen interest in the preservation and protection of the Pipestone Valley and the ecosystems it supports.
Ken is the proud father of two sons and grandfather to their five wonderful children.
“People face a clear choice between a tired Sask. Party that won’t be honest about their future cuts and sell-offs, and the NDP, who are committed to investing in people,” said NDP Leader Ryan Meili. “Ken Burton has deep roots in this constituency, and he will be a great representative for the people of Moosomin.”