Basil Stewart endorses Lantz for PC Leader

SUMMERSIDE – Summerside’s long serving former Mayor, Basil Stewart, today threw his support behind Rob Lantz’s candidacy for leader of the PC Party of PEI. 
“Today I want to go on record with my endorsement of Rob Lantz for leader of the PC Party of PEI.  I believe that Rob has the skills and qualities that we need.  He has what it takes to lead the PC Party to victory in the next general election, and he will serve the Island well as our Premier”, stated Mr. Stewart.
Mr. Stewart added: “I am hearing from Islanders that they want to move in a new direction.  They are looking for a strong leader and a fresh face – someone who will listen, can build consensus, and get things done.  I am impressed with Rob’s commitment to core priorities: supporting Island communities, fixing our education and health care systems, and making sure Government is accountable and responsible.”
“I’ve worked with Rob Lantz at the Municipal level for the past eight years.  He is a seasoned, able representative, with a proven track record of results and getting things done.” 
Basil Stewart served as Summerside’s Mayor for 29 years, having been elected and re-elected 9 times.  He served as President of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities and President of the Council of Atlantic Mayors.  A strong believer in grassroots community development, Mr. Stewart’s continued goal while in public office was to make Summerside a better place to work, live, and raise a family. Mr. Stewart’s efforts were instrumental in bringing positive economic development and activity to Summerside, including the GST Tax Center, redevelopment of Slemon Park, and the Summerside Wind Farm.  On community development, Mr. Stewart observed: "This Island is built on great communities. In order to keep our Island communities alive and thriving, they need support from our provincial government in terms of job creation, economic growth, education, health care and services that Islanders need. Rob Lantz and his new team will make that happen”.
For more information, please contact:
Margaret Anne Walsh
Campaign Co-chair
Tel: 902.629.4547

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