Kyle Johnston is running against Barb Miller and Michelle Baer to get the NDP nomination for the Red Deer-South constituency. (Contributed photo).

Kyle Johnston is running against Barb Miller and Michelle Baer to get the NDP nomination for the Red Deer-South constituency. (Contributed photo).

Three candidates are running for the NDP nomination in Red Deer-South

Kyle Johnston joins former MLA Barb Miller and Michelle Baer in the race

Former Red Deer MLA Barb Miller and technician Kyle Johnston are joining city lawyer Michelle Baer in the NDP nomination race for Red Deer-South.

Miller was the NDP MLA for Red Deer South from 2015 to 2019 while her party was in government in Alberta. Miller was formerly president of the Red Deer and District Labour Council, as well as an educational assistant, bank teller and Safeway cashier.

Miller previously stated her belief in investing in education and health care, including the Red Deer hospital expansion.

Johnston is a telecommunications network technician and the current president of the Red Deer and District Labour Council. He was formerly the NDP’s nominated candidate for Olds-Didsbury-Three Hills.

Johnston, who lives in West Park, where he was raised, is passionate about advancing and protecting public education and health care, as well as working for the betterment of working Albertans.

“I have lived in Red Deer-South my whole life and am extremely passionate about our community and helping to improve the lives of Red Deerians,” he said.

Baer, a city solicitor and manager of legal and legislative services for the City of Red Deer, previously expressed concern about health care capacity problems, education and the economy.

A vote will be taken at a June 18 nomination meeting.

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