Drew Barnes, UCP MLA Medicine Hat:

“I am pleased and proud to endorse Steve Thompson for the UCP nomination contest in Edmonton McClung. Over the years, Steve has proven himself to be a loyal conservative with great organizational abilities. His skills and principles would serve the constituents of Edmonton McClung well.” – Drew Barnes, MLA Cypress Medicine Hat, UCP Critic for Finance & Treasury Board

Drew Barnes UCP MLA Medicine Hat Alberta Endorsement

Response from Steve:

“I am honoured to receive an endorsement from Drew Barnes, MLA Cypress-Medicine Hat. Drew has held shadow positions in every major portfolio and has written numerous research papers on policy for our party. I have learned so much from Drew. Thank you, Drew”


Leela Aheer, UCP MLA Chestermere Rocky View

“I would like to endorse my very dear friend Steve Thompson. Steve is an incredible business man, an entrepreneur, a dedicated family man, and gives back to his community with passion and commitment.  I have seen how Steve is able to gather and inspire people to stand up for what they believe in.  He loves Alberta and he shows that every day in his decisions to get involved in deep and meaningful ways.  I feel blessed to know him and his family and look forward to seeing him bring his passion to the legislature.”  Leela Aheer, MLA Chestermere Rocky View, UCP Critic for Children’s Services and Status of WomenEndorsement by Leela Aheer, MLA


Response from Steve:

“I am thrilled to have the endorsement of Leela Aheer, MLA for Chestermere-Rocky View. As Deputy Leader, UCP Critic for Children’s Services and Status of Women, and with her incredible commitment to charitable causes around our province, Leela is the face of the big-tent conservative movement in Alberta. Thank you, Leela”



Dr. Dennis Modry

“Both Jason Kenny and McCLung residents are extremely fortunate to have someone of [Steve’s] caliber, experience and values interested in advancing Alberta's role in confederation via the Political theater” - Dennis L Modry, MD, Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgeon, Founder of the Alberta Heart and Lung Transplantation Program, Political Consultant

See a full text of endorsement letter by Dr. Dennis Modry

Dr. Dennis Modry Endorsement for Steve Thompson

Response from Steve:

“Dr. Modry, a pioneer in the medical field who performed the first successful heart and lung transplant in Western Canada, has written numerous papers on Alberta health care and advised the Klein government. I’m grateful to have Dr. Modry as a mentor and a supporter. Thank you Dr. Modry”




Tany Yao,  UCP MLA for Fort McMurray-Wood Buffalo


Tany Yao UCP MLA  Fort McMurray-Wood Buffalo endorsement


“Steve Thompson is an excellent choice to represent the UCP. His balance of work and life experience combined with his political astuteness would serve the constituents of Edmonton McClung well.” – Tany Yao, MLA Fort McMurray Wood Buffalo, UCP Critic for Health and Emergency Response & Disaster Preparedness

Response from Steve:

MLA Tany Yao, the UCP's official critic on Health and Emergency Response Preparedness spent his former career as an Air Ambulance and EMT supervisor. He was officially named one of the heroes of the 2016 Fort McMurray wildfire, for his selfless and tireless work helping evacuees. Yao continues to be a strong advocate for the community he grew up in. He is an inspiration and I’m honoured to have his endorsement.



Brent Trimming, Associate publisher, Business in Edmonton Magazine

Brent Trimming Associate Publisher Business in Edmonton Magazine endorsement


“In my professional opinion, Steve would be an excellent choice to represent his constituents as an MLA. Steve is a business proponent and a community leader that takes initiative and has a vision and passion for the city of Edmonton and the province of Alberta. He and his family have the values that we as Edmontonians and Albertans should all strive to instill in our own families and our community. I wholeheartedly endorse Steve Thompson.” - Brent Trimming, Associate Publisher, Business in Edmonton Magazine

Response from Steve:

As a small businessman in Edmonton for over 30 years, I feel the pain when our taxes increase or when our economy turns down. Brent and his magazine "Business in Edmonton" have done so much to highlight not only the challenges we face, but the wins and the business leaders we have in our great city. I'm honoured to have Brent's endorsement.