Health care will be top of mind for the Borderland NDP candidate, Liz Cronk.
As a registered nurse, currently working at St. Boniface Hospital in Winnipeg, who has worked in the field for more than 35 years, Cronk's campaign will focus on repairing the gaps she sees in Manitoba's health-care sector.
"I see people who come in from the Borderland area to access our services, and I see the damages (Premier Brian) Pallister's cuts and cancellations have caused to our health-care system and I'm concerned. I think that Borderland deserves a strong voice in the Legislature on health care," she said.
Cronk is referring to some of the effects caused by changes made by the provincial government, such as the closure of multiple emergency rooms, overcrowded waiting rooms, and staffing shortages.
Other issues she'll focus on include education, affordable living and cell coverage in rural areas.
"We want to increase supports for kids in classrooms so they get the one-on-one attention they need. We want to keep life affordable for regular families by keeping hydro and MPI bills cheap."
This is Cronk's first attempt at running for MLA, but she does have some political background as she holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science and psychology, and has been involved with the NDP in the past.
Part of her campaign strategy has been going door-to-door in communities, noting there are several she has yet to visit.
There are three other names on the ballot for the Borderland constituency, including PC Josh Guenter, Liberal Loren Braul and Independent and incumbent candidate Cliff Graydon.
Voting will happen September 10.