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Rob Miyashiro wins Alberta New Democrat nomination in Lethbridge-East

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LETHBRIDGE, AB – Former City Councillor, Rob Miyashiro has won the provincial NDP nomination for Lethbridge-East.

Miyashiro, who served two terms on Lethbridge City Council, has been the long-time Executive Director at the Lethbridge Senior Citizens Organization.

He says he has lots of concerns over how the current government is running the province when it comes to everything from coal mining to health care.

“When I decided to put my name forward to challenge Jason Kenney’s UCP, I had health care top-of-mind,” says Miyashiro. “For the seniors I represent through my work, for the new families that have come to call Lethbridge home, and for everyone in between. We cannot grow our community and secure our economic future without real access to quality health care.”

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Miyashiro says we have also seen serious delays for critical healthcare lab work and have seen major concerns emerge with EMS consolidation.

The former City Councillor also committed on Monday to putting forward ideas to grow the economy and build “desperately needed” infrastructure and to protect natural areas and critical headwaters for generations to come.

Miyashiro will have plenty of time to campaign. The next Alberta election isn’t scheduled to happen until May of 2023.

Lethrbidge-East is currently represented by the UCP’s Nathan Neudorf.

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Patrick Siedlecki

Pat has been a mainstay in the CJOC News department from the time the station launched in 2007. He’s been in the position of News Director since then and has been anchoring daily news casts as well as reporting and working behind the scenes.

Community is important to him and keeping CJOC listeners and readers informed about what’s happening across southern Alberta and beyond.

Pat has been in radio broadcasting for the past 24 years, starting in Port Alberni on Vancouver Island in 1997 and then moving up island to Nanaimo for another few years before heading to Lethbridge in 2007.

Pat grew up in the small Saskatchewan farming town of Foam Lake. After high school, he went to Western Academy Broadcasting College (WABC) in Saskatoon prior to moving to the island.

Pat also spent several years broadcasting hockey in the BCHL as well as seven years as the radio voice of the Lethbridge Hurricanes in the WHL.

Pat has been working at Cornerstone Funeral Home in Lethbridge as a Certified Life Celebrant and Funeral Assistant since 2016.

News and sports have always been Pat’s passion from the time he was a teenager and he’s always been grateful to have had the opportunity to make that part of what’s been a fun and long radio career!

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