Regina Wascana Plains
Regina Wascana Plains
Saskatchewan Party – Christine Tell
Born and raised in Regina, Christine Tell graduated from Miller High School before receiving a psychiatric nursing diploma from the Saskatchewan Institute of Applied Science and Technology.
After working as a psychiatric nurse for a time, she entered and graduated from the Saskatchewan Police College. She joined the Saskatoon Police Service and worked there for three years before joining the Regina City Police.
Christine rose to the rank of sergeant and was in charge of central operations prior to taking a leave of absence to run as a candidate for a seat in the provincial legislature.
Christine became active in her local police association and, over the span of five years, held positions of director and vice-president. In 2001, she was elected to the position of president and was re-elected twice. She was the first woman in Canada to lead a major police association.
Community involvement has been an important role in Christine's life. She was president of the Regina Police Association for six years; served on police pension administrative board; Canadian Pension & Benefits Institute, Saskatchewan council; Regina Airport Authority - Community Consultative Committee; Regina Business & Professional Women's Organization; Regina Women's Network; and, Women of the Dawn, Aboriginal Awards selection committee.
Christine was first elected to the legislature as the MLA for Regina Wascana Plains in the 2007 provincial election. She has served as minister of government services, minister responsible for the Saskatchewan Liquor and Gaming Authority, and as the minister of Tourism, Parks, Culture and Sport.
Christine has two sons, Regan and Cameron.
NDP – Pat Maze
Pat Maze was nominated as the NDP candidate for Regina Wascana Plains on Nov. 23.
Born and raised in Regina, Pat Maze is currently the president of the Regina Public School Teachers' Association and a former member of the Executive of the Saskatchewan Teachers' Federation.
He holds bachelor of arts, bachelor of education, and master of education degrees from the University of Regina.
Pat serves on the senate and the board of governors of the University of Regina. He has 14 years teaching experience at the elementary and high school levels and is a former Level 6 (International) and WHL hockey referee.
Pat is married to Belynda. They live on a 320-acre farm near Pilot Butte with their four children.
Green Party – Bill Clary
Bill Clary was born and raised in Leader, Sask. At 20, he moved to the West Coast to attend college and spent 25 years living in Greater Vancouver regional district.
While in Vancouver he spent several years working for BC Housing and 14 years working for the Vancouver Transit system as a transit operator.
Bill became involved with an active community of individuals concerned about social issues including poverty, homelessness, healthcare and the environment.
His work experiences provided the opportunity to interact with and learn from people directly impacted by these issues and was the catalyst for Bill to become politically active.
In 2005 Bill left his Job in Vancouver to move back to Leader to assist with the primary care of his father. He ran as a Green party candidate in the provincial election in 2007 and as a federal Green in the 2008 election.
He served as an elected member of the Leader town council for a three year term and was awarded the Saskatchewan Parks and Recreation volunteer of the year award in honour of his contribution to his community.
After his father passed, Bill moved to Regina to return to a position that he had enjoyed in Vancouver and now is a transit operator for the City of Regina.
2007 election results
Christine Tell (Saskatchewan Party) – 5,818 (52.7%)
Tyler Forrest (NDP) – 3.450 (31.2%)
Joe Stroeder (Liberal Party) – 1,593 (14.4%)
Jim Elliott (Green Party) – 170 (1.5%)