Ashlee Hicks was nominated as the Saskatchewan New Democrat candidate for Saskatoon Riversdale this evening. Hicks was one of five Saskatchewan NDP candidates nominated tonight as members across the province voted virtually, in a historic first. Hicks won a contested nomination with hundreds of members voting online or by phone.
“This pandemic has taught us not to take our supports like healthcare, childcare and social services for granted,” said Hicks. “I’m in this to build those supports for people. I want us to expand care for our elderly, get people a living wage, and put people first.”
Ashlee has been one of the many courageous frontline workers helping to put people first in an incredibly difficult time. She has dedicated herself to improving the working conditions for her coworkers and herself to keep everyone safer. As a volunteer, Ashlee has helped her community by sewing non-medical cloth masks and delivering essential items to at-risk members of the public. Ashlee is a mother of three school-aged children, who she is raising with her husband Jason to deeply value community-mindedness. Together, Ashlee and her family reside in Saskatoon Riversdale.
“I am proud to get to work alongside Ashlee,” said NDP Leader Ryan Meili. “Getting to know her over the years, I have seen a passionate advocate for people, and a strong leader fighting to brighten the future for her kids. She will make for a great MLA in Saskatoon Riversdale”
Hicks, with the four other candidates nominated this evening, brings the Saskatchewan NDP to thirty-six nominated candidates for the 2020 provincial election.