A tradesman is looking to make the transition into politics.
Richard Scinta of the Alberta Independence Party is vying to become the next MLA in the Strathcona-Sherwood Park riding.
"It is now a matter of making sure that things are set up and the policies are enacted and put in place for everyone — not just a select few," Scinta said. "You need to account for all people, not just a select few for your own personal agenda."
Born and raised in Alberta, he has worked as a journeyman electrician for two decades and was a volunteer firefighter.
Scinta added that he decided to run so he could make a difference in the economy.
"Just to see how my life has been affected by the way things are going and, specifically, for my daughter. I want her to come into a world where there are better chances for her," Scinta explained. "I'm very compassionate and empathetic towards people."