Right now, he might just be the most interesting man in Saskatchewan politics.
Over the weekend, Warren Steinley, the current Saskatchewan Party MLA for Regina Walsh Acres, won the Conservative Party of Canada’s nomination for the seat of Regina-Lewvan,
The seat is currently held by New Democratic Party MP Erin Weir.
It was a tough decision to decide if he wanted to take a shot at federal politics, but in the end, Steinley said being part of the wind of change to hopefully blow through Parliament Hill in the upcoming federal election was just too good to pass up.
“My wife and I, we really wanted to see change in Ottawa,” he said. “In order for Andrew Scheer to become Prime Minister, we need to win seats like Regina-Lewvan.”
Steinley further elaborated on that point, saying not only does he feel he can offer a strong challenge to Weir, he’s confident he can win that riding for the Conservative Party.
“I think we have a very good chance.”
There is another positive in this for Steinley. Along with the opportunity to run for political office at the federal level, he can still, for the time being, remain as the MLA for Walsh Acres.
“By legislation, I’m able to sit until the federal election is called,” he said. “We think it will be called in October of 2019.”
“So, I look forward to continuing to keep this position as the MLA for Walsh Acres and working hard for the people of Walsh Acres.”