Red Deer businesswoman Adèle Poratto has announced she will seek the United Conservative Party nomination in Red Deer-South.
“I am running to bring the voice of the people in my riding to the provincial legislature,” says Poratto in a statement released on Monday. “I am committed to helping Alberta reach its potential through transparent political leadership with a servant heart.”
Poratto has strong political roots. She worked with her Italian father, who was president of the Progressive Party in Ontario.
In Red Deer, she has served on 20 boards and another seven in Central Alberta. Her involvement includes district and local Rotary Clubs, 2019 Canada Winter Games Bid Committee, Community Housing Advisory Board, and the United Way.
Fluent in both official languages, Poratto says she has a strong sense of patriotism and service.
“Much of the frustration of Albertans in the current government comes from a lack of transparency and legislation that contradicts the clear desires of the people,” says Poratto.
“I am eager to embark on the hard road to real change, drafting legislation that benefits the lives of every Albertan and seeing it through to passing.”
Poratto believes the function and role of government is to bring together all people, regardless of race, gender or creed.
She says she seeks to make a deep impact for current and future generations by building community through partnership, commitment and community service.
Red Deer-South is represented by NDP’s Barb Miller. The next provincial election is expected to take place in spring 2019.
Poratto’s official campaign website can be found at www.adeleporatto.com