Damien C. Kurek hosts Town Hall Meeting

Damien Kurek

Conservative Party of Canada, Battle River-Crowfoot riding Nominee, Damien C. Kurek, was in Three Hills on Monday, May 13th to meet with townsfolk as he looks forward to the CPC candidate nomination, and to the federal election in the fall. Kurek seeks to become the MP for the Battle River-Crowfoot riding after Kevin Sorenson’s recent retirement announcement. He has already visited 21 communities in the riding, and will continue his visits over the next month. Approximately 35 people attended the town hall to dialogue with Mr. Kurek.

Kurek grew up on his family’s 5th generation farm near Consort, Alberta where he still helps out. Mr. Kurek has been interested in politics from a young age, and at 15 had opportunity to explore these interests during a political exchange trip to Ottawa, which included a visit with then Prime Minister Stephen Harper and with Kevin Sorenson, Kurek’s MP. Meeting Mr. Sorenson inspired Kurek to get more involved in politics, and he began to attend party meetings in the riding.

After High School graduation, Kurek attended Eston College in Eston, Saskatchewan for two years, worked for the College for another two years, then transferred to Trinity Western University where he completed his Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science, with a minor in Communications. His Bachelor’s degree also included an internship in Ottawa. While in Eston, Kurek got to know the MP’s in southern Saskatchewan, and during his internship in Ottawa worked in Kevin Sorenson’s office while Sorenson was a cabinet minister under then Prime Minister, Stephen Harper.

After completing his schooling, Kurek accepted a job working in Brad Wall’s office, where he stayed for two years during Wall’s premiership. After Wall retired from office, Kurek went back to Alberta to work for Kevin Sorenson once more. Under Wall, Sorenson, and Harper, Kurek says he had the opportunity to experience good governance in action from men who led with integrity and honesty.

Kurek describes the upcoming nomination as a humbling responsibility, and an opportunity to serve which he does not take lightly. For Kurek, this opportunity is not about ego, but about having the ability to make a difference in his country and in his riding.