POLITICS

A look at Cam Broten, running for leader of the Saskatchewan NDP

03/08/2013 06:40 EST | Updated 05/08/2013 05:12 EDT
SASKATOON - A look at Cam Broten, who is running for the Saskatchewan NDP leadership:

Age: 34

Personal: Born in Regina and raised in northern Saskatchewan (La Loche, Green Lake, Meadow Lake, La Ronge) and Saskatoon. Former health policy manager for the Saskatchewan Medical Association and policy analyst with Saskatchewan Culture, Youth and Recreation. Married to Ruth. Two daughters, Ingrid and Clara.

Did you know: Broten spent eight seasons as a tree planter.

Education: Bachelor in international studies, University of Saskatchewan. Master in political science, Simon Fraser University.

Politics: First elected in Saskatoon Massey Place in 2007. Re-elected in 2011. Currently serves as the Opposition critic for health, seniors, advanced education, employment and immigration.

Quote: "We know we have a lot of work to do. You don't go from government to 20 seats to nine seats by doing everything right, so I recognize we have a tremendous of work to do."