In a contested nomination in Martensville Thursday evening, Jasmine Calix was chosen as the New Democrat candidate.
"I'm thrilled to have Jasmine on our team because it's clear that she's a strong voice for what matters most to families and young people in this constituency," said NDP Leader Cam Broten, who spoke at the nomination meeting.
"The people of the Martensville-Warman constituency are increasingly feeling like this government is taking them for granted, and they're not happy about that. Just look at the Sask. Party's cuts to education in this region. The local Sask. Party MLA was part of those decisions. This constituency needs to vote for change and Jasmine Calix will deliver on that."
Calix lives in Martensville and works as an assistant coordinator of the Crime-Free Multi-Housing program with the Saskatoon Police Service. She serves on the Martensville Housing Authority and the Saskatchewan Arts Board.
"The Sask. Party has had eight long years of record revenues, but we keep seeing cuts and neglect of what matters most to people, like health care, education and infrastructure," said Calix. "Like a growing number of people in this constituency, I'm tired of this government taking Martensville-Warman for granted. That's why I've chosen to run for elected office – to give this constituency the kind of representation it deserves."
Calix's previous experience includes working in the Canadian Embassy in Washington, as a research analyst with the University of Saskatchewan, and with the Saskatchewan Municipal Board. She earned a Master of Arts degree in Political Science from the University of Saskatchewan.