La Ronge Mayor Hopes To Run Provincially

Tuesday, September 29, 2009 at 14:37



La Ronge’s long-time mayor says he wants to move into a higher level of politics — and that’s why he’s not running for another term.


Joe Hordyski has been the northern town’s top elected official for 12 years, and served an earlier six years on council.


However, he says his new workload as board chair for the Mamawetan Churchill River Health Region has become a pressing concern.


He’s also planning another run at the Sask Party nomination for the Cumberland riding.


“I’ve had an interest in pursuing provincial politics, and the timing of that (election) would be in two years. If I were successful (in both cases), I would basically create a by-election, and I didn’t think that was a very positive thing for the community. So, for that reason, I’ve decided not to seek this term,” Hordyski says.


Meantime, four people are now in the running to replace Hordyski, with current town councillor Tracy Fiske and former councillor Ron Woytowich adding their names to a list that already included councillors Al Loke and Thomas Sierzycki.


Nominations close Oct. 1.