Pat Stier will see his political career come to an end when the next Provincial election is called.

The two term MLA for Livingstone-Macleod says he won't run again in 2019.

"It's been a long, enjoyable period of time. But I think it is a time to look at party renewal, which we're going through right now. And also to step aside to give someone else a chance to take their turn."

Stier says a defining moment in his political career, was his decision to not join most of his Wildrose caucus colleague's in their jump to the Provincial PC's back in 2014.

"Those were tumultuous times, but I was determined to carry on and try to ensure that conservatism in Alberta was maintained and try to move forward."

In December of 2014, Wildrose party leader leader Danielle Smith and all but five sitting Wildrose MLA's jumped to the PC's under new Tory Leader Jim Prentice.

Stier says he'll continue to stay and work for the riding until the next election, but will support whoever follows him as the UCP nominee heading into 2019.

He says while he may be done with provincial politics, he might look to keep his hand in locally, by lending a hand where he can.

 

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