Garth Rowswell, your UCP candidate for Vermilion-Lloydminster-Wainwright

 I am running to become the next MLA for the Vermilion-Lloydminster-Wainwright constituency under the United Conservative Party banner. I came to the Vermilion area in 1990 when I bought an existing farm supply business called Valley Fertilizers. I took on a partner and expanded to the Marwayne and Paradise Valley locations. In 1996, United Grain Growers (UGG) bought the company and I stayed on as the North Eastern Alberta manager for 4 years. During that time I was also on the board and eventually became president of a national association called the Canadian Association of Agri Retailers (CAAR). It represented retailers of fertilizer, chemicals and seed on a national and sometimes international basis. After leaving UGG IN 2000 I worked for a company called Farms.com as the Western Canadian Manager. This company helped farmers build annual operating business plans. In 2002 I took a position as a financial advisor with Edward Jones Investments in Lloydminster. I am scheduled to retire in April 2019. 
     As my children grew up I was always involved in community groups that they were part of. As an example I served as president of the Vermilion Vipers Swim Club and the Vermilion Curling Club. I was also a member of the local chamber of commerce in both Lloydminster and Vermilion. I have been a member of the Lloydminster Rotary Club for the past 12 years and was president for a year during that time. 
     I have always been interested in public policy and served on federal and provincial conservative constituency association boards. Policy is important as it can have a significant impact on our lives. I have become concerned that our present governments , at the federal and provincial level, are increasing regulation and growing government to unsustainable levels and have an anti business slant to their policies. I want to work towards a balanced budget, reduce regulation and push back on the war on fossil fuels. I encourage people to express their concerns to me and I am open to debate because I believe that policy is always better when it has been challenged.