Livingstone-Macleod MLA Pat Stier won't be seeking re-election in the 2019 Provincial Election.
He says at 64 he's looking to retire.
In a statement UCP Leader, Jason Kenney thanked Stier for his service.
"Pat Stier embodies the many aspects that make our province great: he’s a rancher and a farmer, he worked in oil & gas, and he’s devoted decades of his life to serving his community at both the municipal and provincial level. He’s a principled conservative who stood by his party during difficult times."
Stier was one of just a handful of Wildrose MLA's who stuck with the party during the mass defection to the PC's in December of 2014.
Three other UCP MLA's, Wayne Drysdale from Grande Prairie-Wapiti, Scott Cyr, from Bonnyville-Cold Lake and another local MLA in Little Bow's Dave Schneider.
Kenney says Schneider brought a lot to the table.
"In the time I've known David Schneider, I was pleased to work with someone with a significant background in public service at the municipal level. David represented his constituents well in our caucus, and his keen knowledge of Alberta’s forestry industry and agriculture was a tremendous asset to our team."
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