Whitehorse, Yukon – As media speculation surrounding an impending federal election call continues to gain momentum, the Yukon’s Conservative Association (YCA) is pleased to announce the acclamation of Jonas J. Smith as the Yukon candidate for the Conservative Party of Canada, after his successful interview with the party’s candidate nomination committee earlier this month.
“I sincerely appreciate the continued confidence of the YCA membership in my ability to represent Yukoners’ vision and priorities for the territory,” says Smith, a 47-year-old married father of two. “I am committed to representing the territory’s need to re-open our economy and will fiercely advocate for our return to normal.”
Smith ran in October 2019’s federal election and was a mere 153 votes shy of victory, the narrowest margin in the country. Since that time, he has remained engaged with Yukoners and the Conservative Party as the party’s candidate of record.
“I’m very grateful for the experience I gained in the last federal election campaign and for Yukoners’ overwhelming support,” continues Smith. “I look forward to continuing to connect with Yukoners throughout the territory on their door steps or through virtual channels my team and I will establish with input from Yukoners and communities.”
Smith’s campaign team will host an online forum in the coming weeks, with details to follow. To learn more about Smith and his vision for the territory, please visit Facebook @jonasjsmithyukon or via www.yukoncpc.ca