January 28, 2016
For Immediate Release
Pettapiece nominated to run again in 2018
(Monkton, Ontario) – Perth-Wellington MPP Randy Pettapiece stands ready to serve his constituents for another term. Today he was acclaimed as the Progressive Conservative candidate for the next provincial election, expected in June 2018.
After years of rising hydro bills, waste and mismanagement, Pettapiece believes Ontario is ready for a change.
“Our biggest priority must be getting to government,” Pettapiece told supporters at today’s nomination meeting in Monkton.
He believes PC leader Patrick Brown is well prepared to be premier: “[Patrick] works as hard as anybody I’ve ever seen.”
Pettapiece paid tribute to outgoing Perth-Wellington PC Association president Warren Howard of Listowel for his almost-seven years of leadership—both as riding president and as his campaign manager in the last two elections.
Noting that no one can do the job on their own, Pettapiece also thanked his supporters and riding association officials: “I need your help,” he said. “I need your advice on the issues important to you, and I need you to support our team.”
Huron-Bruce MPP Lisa Thompson brought greetings, thanking the association for supporting Pettapiece. She very much enjoys working with him: “We work hard to tell people what matters in southwestern Ontario, and why it matters,” Thompson said.
Wellington-Halton Hills MPP Ted Arnott was not able to attend the meeting but sent a message to those in attendance:
“Since his election in 2011, Randy has been a stalwart member of our Ontario PC caucus. His honesty, decency, and sincere commitment to the people of his riding are displayed every working day at Queen’s Park and around Perth-Wellington.”
Following the nomination meeting, the association installed a new executive. Matthew Rae, of Harriston, will serve as the association’s new president.
“To everyone who wants to see a change in government, now is the time to get involved,” said Rae. “We need to re-elect MPP Randy Pettapiece.”