Edmonton city councillor Mike Nickel is hoping to make a jump into provincial politics.
Nickel is seeking the United Conservative Party nomination in Edmonton-South. Nickel made the announcement on Wednesday morning.
“I want to go some place where I can keep pushing that agenda, where we are going to measure what we are going to do. I want results,” he said.
Some of the results at the municipal level have been disappointing for him.
“It started with the wading pool, that one broke my heart. Then I moved over to the Metro Line discussions with safety and closing that file. Finally, it was the demolition of the Coliseum.
“I just said I am not fitting this downtown narrative.”
Nickel first won a seat on Edmonton City Council in 2004. After a brief hiatus, he was once again elected to council in 2013, where he currently represents Ward 11 in southeast Edmonton.
Since then, Nickel has been a conservative voice on council, with a focus on getting value for residents’ tax dollars.
It’s a voice at least one constituent will miss.