There’s a wave of orange over St. Vital tonight.
That’s because Jamie Moses has been elected as the new MLA for the southeast Winnipeg constituency, beating incumbent Colleen Mayer in what was predicted to be one of the closest races in this year’s provincial election.
According to unofficial election results from Elections Manitoba, Moses (NDP) won 4,081 votes; Mayer (PC) won 3,211; Jeffrey Anderson (MLP) won 1,271; Elizabeth Dickson (GPM) won 499; Baljeet Sharma (Ind.) won 62; and David Sutherland (MF) won 60.
"It feels great to be elected by the people of St. Vital," Moses told The Lance at the Metropolitan Entertainment Centre, which served as the NDP’s election headquarters, on election night. "I’m looking forward to working on their behalf to represent all the people of St. Vital."
Moses, a married father of two, said he enjoyed the process of meeting many of the constituency’s residents during his election campaign, and listening to what they’ve had to say.
"I’ve loved meeting the people of St. Vital. They’ve been receptive to our message, and I’m very happy with this successful result," he said.
Moses, who also ran against Mayer in St. Vital during the last provincial election in 2016, said he is thankful for the support he’s received along the way.
"We’ve had a great team that has helped us since the first day of the campaign," Moses said.
"I’d also like to thank Colleen Mayer who has served for the last three years, and all the other candidates that have participated in this election."
Moses has a decade of leadership and management experience under his belt, as well as a bachelor’s degree in agribusiness from the University of Manitoba, and he also serves on the board of Glenwood Community Centre as well as the Glenwood School Parent Advisory Council.
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