Dr. Steve Jimbo was selected to serve as the New Democrat candidate for Saskatoon Stonebridge-Dakota at a nomination meeting on Monday evening.
Jimbo is a project manager and a post-doctoral research scientist with the Vaccine and Infectious Disease Organization at the University of Saskatchewan (U of S). He earned a PhD in Vaccinology and Immunotherapeutics from the U of S.
"I'm proud to have Steve on our team because I know how dedicated he is to building brighter futures for everyone who calls Saskatchewan home," said NDP Leader Cam Broten, who attended the nomination meeting. "After a decade of resource boom in our province, families in this constituency and throughout our province should have seen major improvements to the things that matter most, like health care, seniors care, education and roads.
"But we haven't enough improvements, because the Sask. Party has wasted far too much of our money on their misplaced priorities. It's time for a government that is focused on what Saskatchewan families care about, and I know that Steve will help deliver that."
While completing his PhD, Jimbo was a student leader, including as vice president of student affairs and vice president of external affairs with the Graduate Student Association, and chair of the Saskatchewan branch of the Canadian Federation of Students. He has also played leadership roles in other community organizations.
"The Sask. Party government has grown increasingly out of touch with what matters most to people in this diverse constituency and I'm convinced that we can't afford another four years of their misplaced priorities and wasteful spending," said Jimbo. "Cam Broten's plan is an exciting one, because it will deliver positive change in the areas people care the most about. That's why I'm proud to be on Cam's team and I'm going to work hard to earn the trust of the people in this constituency."
Jimbo and his wife Jania, a PhD candidate at the U of S School of Environment and Sustainability, live in the south end of Saskatoon.