Logan McLellan will be the Conservative Party of Canada’s candidate for Egmont in the upcoming federal election.
McLellan, of Summerside, got the job by acclamation as he was the only candidate to come forward and be vetted by the party. The deadline for other candidates to speak up passed on March 14.
McLellan said in a press release that he is humbled by the opportunity and pledged to do his utmost to represent Egmont and the party that has put its faith in him.
“Over the past six months, I have been to every corner of western P.E.I., and it’s been a great experience to talk with so many people who are passionate about our part of the province”, he said.
“I am not a conventional politician – I am here to be a direct point of contact for Egmont on a national level.
“I approach this role professionally, with no excuses and no fabricated answers. I’m motivated to help create positive change, and with a new mindset we can do great things together for western P.E.I.”
Egmont Conservative Riding president Barry Balsom welcomed McLellan to the team.
“Logan will be a strong voice for Egmont. He is a young man with lots of energy and focus and really wants to serve the people,” said Balsom.
“Voters do not want to be represented by people who have spent a lifetime in politics – they want youth and freshness and a new perspective. Logan brings all that to the table.”
McLellan works in the financial planning industry and has gained a social media following in the past by using outside-the-box social media campaigns.
He noted that he has been canvasing across Egmont for several weeks already and the predominant themes he has been hearing at the doors include housing, the economy, mental health services, support for seniors and opportunities for youth.
A pre-campaign kick-off event where McLellan will officially be declared the Conservative candidate will be held at 7 p.m. at the Mill River Resort on March 26.
The incumbent for Egmont is Liberal MP Bobby Morrissey who entered federal politics in 2015 after a long career in provincial politics.