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Candidates across southern Alberta running in federal elections

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Out of all the candidates running across the region during this federal election campaign, only one is wearing Liberal red.

That’s Amy Bronson who is running in the Lethbridge riding. In total, there are five people currently vying to be the next MP in Lethbridge, including incumbent Rachael Harder.

In the Foothills riding, there are three candidates there. Medicine Hat-Cardston-Warner also has three candidates and in the riding of Bow River, there are four people who’ve put their names forward.

All four southern Alberta ridings were won handily by the Conservatives in 2015.

Conservative: Rachael Harder – incumbent
Liberal: Amy Bronson
NDP: Shandi Bleiken
Green: Stephnie Watson
People’s Party: Grant Hepworth                                       
Conservative: John Barlow – incumbent
Green: Bridget Lacey
People’s Party: Gregory P. Hession
Conservative: Glen Motz – incumbent
Green: Shannon Hawthorne
People’s Party: Andrew Nelson
Conservative: Martin Shields – incumbent
Green: Riny Tuithof de Jonge
People’s Party: Thomas D. Ikert
Christian Heritage: Thomas Lipp
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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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