John Barlow wins Conservative nomination

Politics: Barlow to run as party's candidate in spring by-election in Macleod

By: Don Patterson

  |  Posted: Sunday, Mar 09, 2014 06:00 am

Former Macleod MP Ted Menzies congratulates John Barlow after he won the nomination to become the Conservative Party's candidate in a spring by-election in the macleod riding in Okotoks March 8.
Former Macleod MP Ted Menzies congratulates John Barlow after he won the nomination to become the Conservative Party's candidate in a spring by-election in the macleod riding in Okotoks March 8.
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Macleod Conservative Party members have selected John Barlow as the party’s candidate in a spring by-election.

Barlow, the Okotoks Western Wheel’s associate publisher and editor, won the nomination to become the party’s candidate in Okotoks on March 8.

Barlow defeated Springbank businessman Scott Wagner, Blackie area former Phil Rowland and High River resident Melissa Mathieson.

He will now run in a spring by-election in the Macleod constituency under the Conservative Party banner to replace former MP Ted Menzies. A date has not yet been set for the by-election.

Barlow said he’s proud of what his campaign team accomplished.

“It was such a long process and a pretty grueling campaign, for sure,” he said. “But I’m extremely proud of what our team accomplished, our message really resonated.”

The Okotoks vote capped off three days of voting that started in Pincher Creek on March 6, with a second day of voting in Claresholm on March 7.

The final results of the vote were not announced, however, nearly 1,500 ballots were cast, with 1,200 cast in Okotoks.


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