With Alberta Premier Jason Kenney stepping down, once a new leader is chosen, the United Conservative Party (UCP) has some work to do. 

DiscoverAirdrie spoke with Airdrie-East MLA Angela Pitt about what the plans are for the future of the UCP. 

“The Party Executive is forming a Leadership Race Committee and once that is accomplished, they'll work through and release the rules of the game, so to speak, for the upcoming leadership race for the United Conservative Party.” 

Pitt estimates the whole process of picking the Premier and new leader of the party will take about four months. 

“I think we’ll start to see you over the next two weeks or so who's putting their hat in the race. You'll see announcements and people getting their campaigns ready to go.” 

Pitt says she doesn’t have any plans to run for leader of the UCP and is perfectly happy serving the constituents of Airdrie-East. 

“I hope to be able to continue having that opportunity in the near future, and maybe with another four-year mandate. I'd like to see who's all in the race for leader and I'd like to see high amounts of participation. I will spend a significant amount of time ensuring that people know what's going on, what the process is, and how to get involved.” 

Pitt hopes to host a number of candidates in Airdrie so people can meet them and understand what they're about. She says it would be fun to have some sort of debate process, if possible. 

“I truly believe that with a large amount of participation, we can have a good government, so that's what I'll be working towards.” 

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