For immediate release:
June 20, 2017
Nicole Sarauer elected Interim Leader of the Saskatchewan NDP
Nicole Sarauer, MLA for Regina Douglas Park, has been elected Leader of the Official Opposition and Interim Leader of the Saskatchewan NDP.
Sarauer will replace Trent Wotherspoon effective immediately and is the first woman to lead the Saskatchewan NDP.
Sarauer has served as the Deputy House Leader for the Official Opposition and has served as the Opposition Critic for several portfolios, including Justice, Policing and Corrections, Status of Women, SLGA, and Immigration and she served as the Associate Critic for Health.
Before being elected to the Legislature, Sarauer practiced law at a private firm until 2011 when she moved to a provincial charity providing free legal representation to those who need access to justice. She was also an elected Trustee on the Regina Catholic School Board.
“As I take over this Interim role, the people of Saskatchewan can rest assured that our team and our resolve have not changed,” said Sarauer. “We are as determined as ever to keep fighting for Saskatchewan families and against the Sask. Party’s callous cuts, unfair tax hikes, and desperate sell-offs.”