New Democrats add five more to their 2020 team – first five contested nominations using physical distancing

Excitement is growing in the Saskatchewan New Democrat ranks, with sixteen contested nominations completed so far ahead of the 2020 election.

This is more than three times the five contested nominations they held ahead of the 2016 election. Adapting to the public health requirements of COVID-19, members elected their nominees in virtual nomination contests, where candidates delivered their speeches via Zoom and members voted online or over the phone from May 21-May 25. Across the five contests the voter turnout was over 83% with 1,466 of the 1765 eligible members casting ballots.

The five successful candidates elected today to represent the NDP in 2020 are:

Arm River: Cam Goff
Regina Pasqua: Bhajan Brar
Saskatoon Nutana: Erika Ritchie
Saskatoon Riversdale: Ashlee Hicks
Saskatoon Southeast: Pamela Beaudin