Longtime community newspaper publisher and small businessperson Terry Jenson has entered the race to be the Saskatchewan Party’s candidate for Martensville-Warman in the 2020 provincial election.
A lifelong resident of Saskatchewan who has made Warman home for over 12 years, Jenson possesses a successful background in small business and community volunteerism. He is well-known within the constituency and is now wanting to represent the residents of Martensville-Warman in Regina as MLA.
“The timing is right for me both personally and professionally,” he explained. “I have the time, the desire, and the skills needed to be an effective elected representative in the Legislature. Our province has gone through a period of unprecedented growth for the past 12 years and I want to use my experience and knowledge to help keep that positive growth happening well into the future.”
The 48-year-old father of two school-aged children is connected to his community and has volunteered his time and expertise with several non-profit organizations and groups within the constituency.
In addition to his dedication to the communities in the constituency, Jenson has served over 20 years as an elected board member of various provincial and national industry associations. He and his wife, Angela, are partners in the family business, the Clark’s Crossing Gazette, a community newspaper based in Warman.
Saskatchewan Party members in the constituency will choose a new candidate later this year to succeed Nancy Heppner, who announced she will not be running in the next provincial election on October 26, 2020.
“From the conversations I’ve had with people from all walks of life and backgrounds, I believe there are some exciting times ahead for the communities in this constituency and across Saskatchewan as a whole,” Jenson added. “I’d like to recognize Nancy for her exceptional work and thank her for what will be 14 years of elected service to the residents of our province. She is leaving behind a lasting legacy of improved infrastructure, new schools and recreation facilities, and has helped set the table for sustained commercial and residential development across the constituency. The contributions she has made as an MLA and cabinet minister in various portfolios are numerous.
“I’m looking forward to continuing the work that she and Premier Scott Moe’s Saskatchewan Party government have done, and will continue to do, to make our province the best place to live in the country.”