Jordan Sisson Announces PC Nomination Bid

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Delivering results for Brandon isn’t new to Jordan Sisson. Not only is he an experienced entrepreneur, running a successful family business in Brandon since 2006, but he also knows government inside and out, having served at senior levels over the last six years. Today, he announced his intention to run for the Brandon West PC nomination to replace long-time MLA Reg Helwer, who recently announced his retirement from politics.

“I’ve spent a lot of time listening to Manitobans and hearing their concerns. Having been behind the scenes, I know what works and what doesn’t inside government, and what it takes to get things done,” said Sisson. “It would be my honour to serve the people of Brandon West and continue pushing to make Brandon the best place to live in Canada.”

Sisson has held various roles in government, including as a local constituency assistant in Brandon, Director of Regional Cabinet Operations based in Brandon, Director of Stakeholder Relations and the Chief of Staff and Senior Strategic Advisor to the Premier. In his senior positions, he always advocated for Brandon and its importance as Manitoba’s 2nd largest city. He has previously served as a local constituency president, regional director for the PC Party of Manitoba and is currently the Secretary to the board for the Progressive Conservative Party.

During his time working in government, Jordan helped move many local projects forward, notably:

• Helped secure funding needed for the boards in the Keystone Centre main arena, bringing it up to WHL standard to allow the Brandon Wheat Kings to continue using the venue;
• Helped organize a $2.9-million investment to retire the Keystone Centre’s debt. As a result, the Keystone Centre realized savings of more than $300,000 annually, allowing more funds to be redirected toward capital infrastructure projects for the whole community;
• Assisted with the rolling out of $70 million for the Brandon Regional Health Centre, which included approximately 30 new medicine beds, a new ICU, and a renovated and expanded Neonatal Intensive Care Unit;
• Advocated successfully for the new school in the south end of Brandon;
• Helped organize a $150,000 expansion to the winter shelter at Samaritan House.

Sisson was born and raised in Brandon, and it’s where he and his wife are raising their five children. Following success in the entrepreneurial world, he chose a career in government to work for the benefit of all Manitobans.

“Reg Helwer was a great community leader, and I am honoured to have the opportunity to follow in his footsteps,” said Sisson. “There are tremendous opportunities for growth in Brandon and I know with a strong voice in the Legislature that there’s a lot more we can achieve.”

Jordan Sisson thanks Reg Helwer for his 12 years of service to the area as the Brandon West MLA. To fully focus on the nomination ahead, Sisson has taken a leave from his position at the Manitoba Legislature.

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