Jane Stroud, current Ward 4 Councillor, is seeking the nomination for the New Democratic Party (NDP) in the upcoming by-election
Born and raised in the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo (RMWB), Stroud is passionate about the region and has been a member of city council since 2010 when she was first elected as a Councillor for Ward 4.
“I’m running because I want to fight for the RMWB. I want to be a strong voice at the table and make sure that we get the services and infrastructure that our region needs,” said Stroud.
Throughout her time on council she has always been committed to geeting core services for Ward 4 such as water and sewage, proper sidewalks and roadways, community infrastructure, high speed internet and the ability to listen to local radio stations. She was named a “Woman of Inspiration” by Girls Inc. of Northern Alberta in 2017.
Stroud acknowledged the local projects the current NDP government has implemented to improve our region including the Willow Square Continuing Care Centre, the helipad at the Northern Lights Regional Health Centre, the renovations to Composite High School and wildfire recovery.
“I thought the NDP party was very helpful during the fire,” said Stroud. “The NDP government has invested $10.5-million over three years to focus specifically on FireSmart initiatives.”
Ultimately, Stroud told MyMcMurray that she feels that people in Fort McMurray want a strong voice and she’ll work hard to earn their trust.
Brian Jean stepped down as the UCP MLA for Fort McMurray-Conklin at the beginning of March, a by-election needs to be called within six months.