Saskatoon was buzzing on Saturday night, as Scott Moe was elected the 15th Premier of the province.
Moe defeated Alannah Koch, but needed the final ballot to do so, capturing 53.87% of the support.
Moe says his work to improve Saskatchewan will begin right away.
“We made two significant financial promises; the first the PST on life insurance and health insurance, as well as crop and hail, and the second was with respect to putting educational assistants in our classrooms,” Moe says. “We need to move on those as swiftly as possible.”
Moe promised to invest $30 Million back into the education sector, which would hire 400 EA’s across the province.
The MLA for Rosthern-Shellbrook says the decision to run for Premier was a very rewarding decision.
“I have had the opportunity to be in over 100 communities across the province, and meet the leaders, and people that are making those communities strong,” Moe says. “This has been, from a career perspective, one of the most rewarding processes that I have had the opportunity to be a part of, but from a personal perspective, this has been one of the most rewarding things I have ever done in my life.”
Moe was backed by 22 MLA’s, the most among those running for Premier.
Moe was offered congratulations by NDP interm leader Nicole Sarauer and Minister Ralph Goodale after his win over social media Saturday night.