Greg Lawrence of the Sask. Party has won the Moose Jaw Wakamow riding with 3,459 votes beating out the NDP’s Karen Purdy who got 2,785 votes.
Summary: Moose Jaw Wakamow is an urban riding surrounding the southern part of the city of Moose Jaw. Saskatchewan Party MLA Greg Lawrence seeks re-election in Moose Jaw Wakamow.
Boundaries: The boundary surrounds part of Moose Jaw and stretches from 32nd Avenue W in the west then Trans Canada Highway 1 and Caribou Street East over to the east. It goes northwest from Trans-Canada Highway North then narrows south on Highway 2 and 9th Avenue SW. 17.5 per cent of this redefined riding used to be part of Moose Jaw North. Another 8.7 per cent came from Thunder Creek.
Last Election: Saskatchewan Party candidate Greg Lawrence defeated incumbent Deb Higgins by 201 votes, 49 per cent to 45 per cent.
History: Historically, the constituency has had a NDP MLA the majority of the time. Deb Higgins was the NDP MLA from 1999 to 2011 then NDP’s Lorne Calvert served from 1986 to 1999. Before than, there was a Progressive Conservative MLA, Arthur Smith, from 1982-1986. The riding was created after the 1967 election when the provincial government retired multiple-MLA electoral divisions in Regina, Saskatoon and Moose Jaw.
Saskatchewan Party: Saskatchewan Party incumbent. Greg Lawrence Legislative Secretary to the Minister of Social Services for Foster and Child Care and as Chair of the Human Services Caucus Policy Committee.
NDP: Karen Purdy, nurse at the Moose Jaw Union Hospital and unit chair for Service Employees’ International Union (SEIU).
Liberal: Terry Gabel, chairman of the Municipal Planning Commission, Board of Revision and the Moose Jaw Public Library Board.
Green: Shaun Drake