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As the fall election looms, Yukon Party supporters will have a roster of fresh faces to pick from. On the weekend, Stacey Hassard beat sitting MLA and Justice Minister Marian Horne.

As the fall election looms, Yukon Party supporters will have a roster of fresh faces to pick from.

On the weekend, Stacey Hassard beat sitting MLA and Justice Minister Marian Horne for the right to represent the Yukon Party in Pelly-Nisutlin.

Horne is the latest sitting MLA to lose her job. But she certainly isn’t the only one.

The old Fentie government has, essentially, been decimated.

Only Elaine Taylor, Glenn Hart and possibly Steve Nordick will remain after all the nominations are filled. The other eight sitting members of the government have either resigned or been beaten in contested nomination meetings.

Also on the weekend, Premier Darrell Pasloski, who has yet to be elected, was nominated to run in Mountainview.

Only one seat of 19 remains to be filled by the Yukon Party – Nordick’s in the Klondike riding. It will be filled on August 17.

So far, Nordick is the only candidate to put his name forward.

And while the Liberals and New Democrats continue to fill out their rosters, the Green Party has officially nominated its first candidate.

Kristina Calhoun, organizer and interim co-leader of the territory’s newest political party, is seeking to win the Riverdale North riding.

The young mother is new to politics and will be squaring off against Scott Kent for the Yukon Party, Christie Richardson for the Liberals and either David Blottner or Peter Lesniak for the New Democrats.

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