2018 Saskatchewan Party leadership election

Scott Moe Conservative Party of Canada Saskatchewan Party leadership elections
2018 Saskatchewan Party leadership election
DateJanuary 27, 2018
ConventionSaskatoon
Resigning leaderBrad Wall
Won byScott Moe
Ballots5
Candidates6
Entrance Fee$25,000
Spending limit$250,000

The 2018 Saskatchewan Party leadership election was held on January 27, 2018,[1] due to the announcement on August 10, 2017, by Premier Brad Wall that he would be retiring from politics once his successor was chosen.[2] The winner, Scott Moe, succeeded Wall as Premier of Saskatchewan on February 2, 2018.

The leadership election was conducted by a one member-one vote preferential ballot system with voters able to either mail-in ballots or vote in person.[3] Candidates had a $250,000 campaign expense limit and were required to disclose the names of contributors who donate $250 or more. The deadline for membership sales for those wanting to vote was on December 8, 2017.[1] Patrick Bundrock is the Chief Electoral Officer.[4]

Timeline

Declared candidates

Tina Beaudry-Mellor

Background

Tina Beaudry-Mellor[8] was most recently, Minister of Social Services and Minister Responsible for the Status of Women (2016–2017), and MLA for Regina University (2016–present)[9]

Date campaign launched: August 15, 2017
Campaign website:

Supporters:

Other information:

Ken Cheveldayoff

Background

Ken Cheveldayoff was most recently Minister of Parks, Culture, Sport and Minister responsible for the Public Service Commission (2016–2017) and was previously Minister of Crown Corporations (2007–2009), Minister of Enterprise (2009–2010), Minister of First Nations and Métis Relations (2010–2012), Minister of Environment, Responsible for SaskWater and the Water Security Agency (2012–2014), Government House Leader (2014–2016). He was first elected as the MLA for Saskatoon Silver Springs (2003–2016) and is currently the MLA for Saskatoon Willowgrove (2016–present)[9][10]

Date announced: August 28, 2017[6]
Campaign website: chevyforleader.ca

Supporters:

Other information:

Alanna Koch

Background

Alanna Koch has served as Deputy Minister to the Premier (2016–2017) and Deputy Minister of Agriculture (2007–2016). Before entering the civil service she was executive director of the Western Canadian Wheat Growers and as president of the Canadian Agri-Food Trade Alliance, among other organizations.[12][13]

Date announced: August 28, 2017[14][15]
Campaign website: AlannaForLeader

Supporters:

Other information:

Scott Moe

Background

Scott Moe was most recently Minister of the Environment (2016–2017). He was previously Minister of Advanced Education (2015–2016). Moe has been MLA for Rosthern-Shellbrook since 2011.

Date announced: September 1, 2017[17]
Campaign website: standwithscott.ca

Supporters

Other information:

Moe has promised to fight the federally imposed carbon tax.[17]

Gordon Wyant

Background

Gordon Wyant was most recently Minister of Justice (2012–2017), and is MLA for Saskatoon Northwest (2010–present)[9]

Date announced: August 25, 2017[18]
Campaign website: gordwyant.ca

Supporters

Other information:

Withdrawn candidates

Date announced: August 19, 2017
Date withdrew: September 1, 2017
Subsequently endorsed: Scott Moe[24]
Date announced: November 15, 2017[25]
Date withdrew: December 13, 2017[26] (As Clarke withdrew after the deadline his name remained on the ballot)

Declined

Results

     = Eliminated from next round
     = Winner
Candidate Ballot 1 Ballot 2 Ballot 3 Ballot 4 Ballot 5
Name Votes Votes +/- (pp) Votes +/- (pp) Votes +/- (pp) Votes +/- (pp)
Alanna Koch 4,529
26.39%
4,533
26.42%
+4
+0.03%
4,598
26.82%
+65
+0.4%
5,591
34.06%
+993
+7.24%
6,914
46.13%
+1,323
+12.07%
Scott Moe 4,483
26.13%
4,495
26.20%
+12
+0.07%
4,544
26.51%
+49
+0.31%
5,980
36.46%
+1,436
+9.95%
8,075
53.87%
+2,095
+17.44%
Ken Cheveldayoff 4,177
24.34%
4,202
24.49%
+25
+0.15%
4,221
24.62%
+19
+0.13%
4,844
29.51%
+623
+4.89%
eliminated
Gordon Wyant 3,696
21.54%
3,698
21.56%
+2
+0.02%
3,780
22.05%
+82
+0.49%
eliminated
Tina Beaudry-Mellor 226
1.32%
228
1.33%
+2
+0.02%
eliminated
Rob Clarke 48
0.28%
withdrew before balloting, endorsed Cheveldayoff

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