Alberta Politics

Brandon Lunty wins UCP nomination vote in Leduc-Beaumont

Brandon Lunty defeated five other candidates to win the United Conservative Party nomination in the Leduc-Beaumont riding this last weekend.

With more than 1,300 votes cast, Lunty defeated lobbyist Heather Feldbusch, real estate agent Nam Kular, school trustee Dawn Miller, former MLA Dave Quest, and former school trustee Karen Richert to secure the UCP nomination in the mostly suburban riding south of Edmonton.

Cam Hennan Leduc-Beaumont NDP candidate election
Cam Hennan (source: Cam Hennan / Twitter)

Lunty is an intergovernmental affairs policy coordinator with the Alberta government. He previously worked as a regional organizer for the Wildrose Party and was that party’s candidate in Calgary-South East in the 2015 election, where he placed third with 29 per cent of the vote. He attempted to win the UCP nomination in the Camrose riding ahead of the 2019 election but placed behind current MLA Jackie Lovely.

Lunty will run to succeeded UCP MLA Brad Rutherford, who announced last November that he would not seek re-election after serving one-term in office.

Paramedic Cam Heenan is running for the Alberta NDP and is already setting up a campaign office in Leduc. The riding was represented by NDP MLA Shaye Anderson from 2015 to 2019.

Upcoming nomination votes

With around 70 days left until Election Day, the UCP have nominated candidates in 78 of Alberta’s 87 ridings and Alberta NDP have nominated 77 candidates. The Green Party has 27 candidates, the Alberta Party has nominated 12 candidates and the Liberal Party has one.

Candidate nomination votes are currently scheduled for the following dates:

  • March 18, 19, 20 – Rimbey-Rocky Mountain House-Sundre IP
  • April 1 – Calgary-North East UCP
  • April 3 – Grande Prairie UCP

(If you haven’t already, subscribe to the Daveberta Substack!

One reply on “Brandon Lunty wins UCP nomination vote in Leduc-Beaumont”

I reside in Beaumont.
I have seen two Lunty signs as of this afternoon and I have seen at least 100 NDP signs. ??????
I have requested twice for a lawn sign. If you can’t organize a lawn sign, what are you going to ve like in representing me????

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *