(July 18, 2017, Fort McMurray, AB) – Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo mayoral candidate Don Scott is pleased to share the following endorsement he has received from well known Wood Buffalo Métis leader Ron Quintal.

“I am pleased to provide this personal endorsement of Don Scott as the next Mayor of the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo. I have known Don for several years, including during the time period when he served as the MLA for Fort McMurray-Conklin, a constituency that includes my community of Fort McKay.

As an MLA, Don was accessible and engaged with the communities he represented, including the rural communities of the Wood Buffalo region. He worked to understand the unique issues found in the rural communities, and most importantly he listened to the concerns of our residents and acted on these as necessary. This kind of respect is critical for all leaders who wish to serve their communities, and in my experience Don has developed this skill. I know he will continue to listen to all residents of the region, including those in the rural communities.

Having served as a volunteer firefighter in Fort McKay and being one of those who responded to the wildfire in May, 2016, I am also pleased that Don intends to seek implementation of all recommendations arising from reports and reviews of the Horse River Fire in order to ensure the safety and security of all communities of the region in the future.

I believe Don Scott is the leader we need in the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo, and I believe he will serve all the communities of the region, both urban and rural, with dedication and commitment.” – Ron Quintal

Said Don Scott: “I would like to express my thanks to Ron Quintal, a strong advocate for the Métis people of this region, for his support as I seek to earn the confidence of the voters of this region. I am pleased to receive this endorsement as I seek election as the next mayor of the Wood Buffalo region and we work together to build a stronger tomorrow.”

To learn more about Don Scott’s platform or to get involved in his campaign for a stronger tomorrow, please visit donscott.ca.

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