“My Passion for my Community Runs Deep”
It’s one thing to talk a big game about servant leadership, but it’s much more difficult to actually embody those principles.
I have served on over 26 volunteer boards in Red Deer and more in the Central Alberta region. My passion for our community runs deep. That’s why I know I am best positioned to bring our community’s voice to the table in Edmonton.
My pledge to Red Deerians is that if elected, I will be a voice for all constituents to serve the common good. Leadership is not serving a narrow interest group, but listening to everyone and finding a path forward.
Seniors are particularly struggling with the inflation that is headed our way. I’m also a big supporter of multiculturalism and think we can do more as a Party to show that.
Our community has historically been drastically under-served when it comes to health care. We received good news with the hospital expansion, but the devil is in the details.
Oversight is going to be key in ensuring this project is completed on time, and that the money is spent where it’s most needed. Ensuring that the community is confident in the project and is part of that oversight process will be one of my top priorities.
Lab capacity, surgical procedures, and the Emergency Department at the Red Deer Regional Hospital has been under severe strain, including this week.
The next most pressing issue I am hearing in my campaign is concerns around affordability. Young newlyweds are having trouble affording a first home, and seniors on fixed incomes are struggling with taking on debt.
I will champion any and every initiative that makes life more affordable for Albertans, especially for those on fixed incomes. We’ve seen good common sense measures such as removing the provincial tax on gasoline, but we need to go further. People are still struggling. The province has removed part of the gas tax break due to falling commodity prices, consumers can expect to see rising prices at the pumps again.
Having ideas in politics is easy, but getting them across the line is hard.
It would be the honour of a lifetime to serve my community as the MLA. If elected, I will ensure this constituency has a voice at the table, and I will work collaboratively within government to get things done.
“That’s really how we can best serve this community. It’s what I built my career in this city on, my track record as a volunteer shows I have the experience to be a leading member of the wider United Conservative team.”
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1. TALK IS CHEAP, VOTING IS FREE!
2. THE WORLD IS RUN BY THOSE WHO SHOW UP. SHOW UP AND VOTE for who you want to represent you!
3. IF YOU DON’T VOTE, YOU LOSE THE RIGHT TO COMPLAIN.
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6. ELECTIONS BELONG TO THE PEOPLE – BE A PART OF THE DECISION
7. YOUR VOTE MATTERS – ELECTIONS HAVE BEEN WON AND LOST ON A SINGLE VOTE.
8. “OUR LIVES BEGIN TO END THE DAY WE BECOME SILENT ABOUT THINGS THAT MATTER” – MARTIN LUTHER KING JR.
9. VOTING IS A RIGHT THAT GENERATIONS OF Canadians HAVE STRUGGLED TO WIN AND PRESERVE― PEOPLE IN OTHER COUNTRIES ARE STILL FIGHTING FOR THAT RIGHT.
WHAT OTHERS SAY ABOUT ADÈLE
Proud supporter of Adèle
“It is my pleasure to recommend Adèle Poratto for the nomination of the Red Deer South UCP Nomination Contest. Adèle’s selflessness, energy and hard work would be the bedrock of her success as an MLA for Red Deer South. Adèle has already served our community in numerous roles and has a clear understanding as to issues that are affecting our city and Province. I am a proud supporter of Adèle and hope that you will support her in the upcoming UCP nomination race.”
– Craig O’Connor, Former Operations, Manager Heritage Family Services
I have known Adèle Poratto for more than twenty years
I have known Adèle Poratto for more than twenty years since her arrival in Red Deer.
I wholeheartedly endorse my long-time friend, Adèle Poratto in her bid for the UCP candidacy for Red Deer South. I can’t think of a better choice for Red Deer than Adèle who is hard working, has integrity and servant leadership qualities and who engages so actively in her community with people from all walks of life, making sure that all can enjoy the benefits of being Albertans. Adèle has passion for gathering people together and is well able to collaborate with industry leaders and experts in finding the right solutions that Albertans need for the economy, schools, health care, senior programs, children’s service, the environment and the energy sector.
– Rita O’Connor