Communications consultant Adrienne Snow has announced she plans on raising the $100,000 required to register for the Conservative Party leadership race.
In her statement Snow said that an outside perspective is important, and that the race needs more Conservatives not associated with former Prime Minister Stephen Harper.
“I think it’s important for the party to look that it’s refreshing itself and welcoming new ideas and I think I can contribute that, so that was the main draw for me.”
Snow has never sought elected office, though she has worked as a campaign volunteer and served on the boards of Conservative electoral district associations federally and provincially.
She said she was fluent in French in university and is working now on getting that fluency back.
When asked whether she identifies as a social conservative, Snow said she’s a conservative because of fiscal policy, but sides with social conservatives in their opposition to the legalization of marijuana. Same-sex marriage and assisted suicide have been settled, she said.