New Democrats in the constituency of Cypress Hills nominated local tradeswoman Kelly Genert as their candidate for the 2020 provincial election. Genert was nominated this afternoon at a meeting of local New Democrats.

“The Sask. Party is putting our future at risk with their short-sighted cuts to our children’s classrooms and persistent underfunding of post-secondary education,” said Genert. “We need a government that listens to the people of our communities and invests in the next generation. I look forward to representing the people of Cypress Hills in 2020 as part of a New Democrat government that puts people first.”

Genert is a community leader, tradesperson, and single mother of two. She was born and raised in Maple Creek and has spent the last seven years working as an autobody technician. She has also received training in early childhood education at the University of Regina and studied environmental and political sciences.

“Kelly is a dedicated community leader and advocate for women in the trades who knows that we need to create better opportunities for the people of Saskatchewan,” said NDP Leader Ryan Meili. “I know she is a strong voice for her community, and I welcome her to our growing slate of strong candidates for 2020.”

Genert is the twenty-first New Democrat candidate nominated for the upcoming provincial election in 2020. Further nomination meetings will be announced this summer.

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