Dan Mazier has been quietly campaigning since he was named the Conservative candidate for the Dauphin-Swan River- Neepawa riding last fall.

Now that the writ has dropped and the official campaign is underway for the October 21st federal election, Mazier is excited to kick the campaign into high gear.

“I’m pretty excited about the whole process and what we’re gonna go through here in the next 40 days,” Mazier said. “Now that we have a time table and we know exactly the date of the election, we are definitely kicking into high gear.”

Mazier had served as the President of Keystone Ag Producers since 2015, after being vice president for four years. Mazier shifted into politics after the incumbent MP for Dauphin-Swan River-Neepawa, Robert Sopuck, announced his retirement from federal politics.

Due to his background with KAP, Mazier feels he can be a perfect candidate to bring the concerns of Parkland producers to the nation’s capital.

“Provided the honour to represent Dauphin-Swan River-Neepawa, to really be that conduit from Ottawa, not only the conduit and inform everybody, keep everybody up to date, but also stand up for the riding,” said Mazier. “There’s things that need to happen here in the riding, and I am going to go take that message to Ottawa, and represent the area well.”

Mazier is hoping the relationships he had at KAP, and the connections he makes during the campaign will help him if he is elected.