Miranda Rosin has been nominated as the United Conservative Party candidate for the newly-created Banff-Kananaskis riding.

Over 675 UCP member voted in the race between Rosin, Scott Wagner and Michael Zubkow at two polling stations, Oct. 26-27.

UCP leader Jason Kenney said Rosin is among the new generation of conservative leaders.

“She is a talented young woman with experience in both the political and business communities--experience that will serve us well as we work to provide Albertans with a common-sense alternative to the NDP,” says Kenney.

Rosin, 23, resides in Canmore and has expressed concern over the direction taken by the NDP provincial government. She believes consumer and investor confidence is down and the government has created an uncertain regulatory environment for the resource-based economy.

She has a business degree and previously worked for Coca-Cola Refreshments as a market development manager. Politically, she is active with both the UCP and Banff-Airdrie Conservatives.

Rosin will be facing incumbent MLA Cam Westhead, of Bragg Creek, in what is expected to be a spring provincial election. The riding borders south and west of the Cochrane town limits and in the immediate area includes the Bragg Creek-Springbank and Ghost Valley areas as well as the Stoney Nakoda First Nation.