VP Brian Gold Becomes New President of the Liberal Party of Canada in Alberta
Outgoing President Wendy Butler to seek candidacy in Edmonton – Strathcona
Edmonton (May 8, 2014) – The Liberal Party of Canada in Alberta Vice President Brian Gold will become the Provincial Association’s new President, effective immediately. Wendy Butler, elected President at the June, 2012 Biennial Convention in Edmonton, will be stepping down in order to seek the Liberal candidacy in the riding of Edmonton – Strathcona in the next general election.
“I intend to run for the Liberal nomination in Edmonton Strathcona, and since my position as LPCA President may cause the appearance of a conflict of interest with my candidacy, the best course of action is for me to resign the position,” said Butler. “I am confident that the future success of the Liberal Party in Alberta is secure.”
“As the President is unable, due to her candidacy, to fulfill her duties as President, the LPCA Constitution stipulates that the Vice President assumes the duties of the Presidency,” explained LPCA Legal & Constitutional Committee Chair Lindsay Amantea.
Brian Gold, 49, a resident of Spruce Grove, Alberta, is a management consultant and lecturer at the University of Alberta. He has past experience in the Liberal Party at the riding, provincial, and national levels, holding positions on the Edmonton – Spruce Grove and Sturgeon River Liberal riding associations, chairing the provincial association’s Election Readiness committee, and serving on the Liberal Party of Canada’s national committee on micro-targeting.
“I would like to thank Wendy for her exceptional service to the Liberal Party as the LPCA President,” said Gold. “She has been effective at setting the party back on its feet after the several disappointing election results, and has put Liberal success in Alberta within sight. I wish her luck in her attempt to win the Liberal nomination in Edmonton – Strathcona.”
Gold will continue to serve as LPCA President until a new Executive Board is elected at the 2014 Liberal Biennial Convention, scheduled for June 20th to 22nd, 2014, in Calgary, Alberta. “With two anticipated by-elections and a Biennial convention to plan, I am eager to ensure that there is a smooth transition between Wendy and the next elected President.”
The Liberal Party of Canada in Alberta is the provincial branch of the Liberal Party of Canada.
For more information, contact Michel Breau, the LPCA Director of Political Operations & Outreach at firstname.lastname@example.org or at (587)-334-0546.