Central Peace-Notley MLA Todd Loewen joins the list of candidates to run in the election for UCP leadership.

On his Facebook page yesterday he wrote:

"Yes, it's true. I stopped by the Elections Alberta office to register as a leadership contestant. This is the first step of the process, allowing me to legally accept contributions, but I will have a formal announcement in my home town of Valleyview early next week (details to come).

I just want to say I am blown away by the offers of support I have received. I never saw myself having to do this, but I think it's necessary to make the changes we need in government. I want to provide your voice—the people's voice—a voice that has not been heard enough."

Information provided by Todd Loewen/Facebook page