Summary: Progressive Conservative MLA Cliff Graydon will seek re-election on April 19 to keep the job he’s held since 2007. Rookie politicians Alanna Jones with the NDP and Loren Braul with the Liberals will hope to take the riding for their respective parties.
Boundaries: The Emerson riding is staggered from west to east, starting very thin and growing wider as it moves east. The United States borders it to the south. The Sunset Colony sits in the northeastern corner and the town of Brown marks the farthest southwestern landmark. The riding also holds the towns of Altona, St. Malo, St. Pierre Jolys and Emerson.
Last Election: Progressive Conservative MLA Cliff Graydon was re-elected with 71 per cent of the votes. Trailing behind were NDP candidate Lorie Fiddler with 19 per cent and Liberal candidate Michelene Belliveau with seven per cent of the votes.
History: This southeastern Manitoba riding has been home to a Progressive Conservative MLA since the 1970’s. The 52 per cent lead Cliff Grayson had in the 2011 election shows the strength the Progressive Conservatives still have in the Emerson riding.
NDP: Alanna Jones, Pembina Active Living Centre
Progressive Conservative: Cliff Graydon, incumbent MLA
Liberal: Loren Braul, lawyer