Ex-Green Party leader becomes Wildrose candidate
The Wildrose Party has a new candidate who has a history of being a thorn in the Alberta government's side.
Joe Anglin will run for the Wildrose in the riding of Rimbey-Rocky Mountain House-Sundre.
Anglin was one of the driving forces behind a group of people in central Alberta who protested a proposed electricity transmission line between Edmonton and Calgary.
The former U.S. marine and Vietnam War veteran was once the leader of the Alberta Green Party and ran unsuccessfully for the Greens in the 2008 provincial election.
Anglin has also been a vocal opponent of Alberta government legislation affecting provincial transmission line policy and landowner rights.
The riding has been represented by Progressive Conservative Ty Lund since 1989, and Lund has not yet announced whether he plans to run for another term.