POLITICS

A look at Ryan Meili, running for leader of the Saskatchewan NDP

03/08/2013 06:39 EST | Updated 05/08/2013 05:12 EDT
SASKATOON - A look at Ryan Meili, who is running for the Saskatchewan NDP leadership:

Age: 37

Personal: Born in Moose Jaw and raised on a farm near Courval, in southwest Saskatchewan. Family doctor, assistant professor and author. Married to Mahli, who is training to be a pediatrician. One son, 18-month-old Abraham.

Did you know: Meili has worked in South America and Africa.

Education: University of Saskatchewan

Politics: Never elected. Ran for the Saskatchewan NDP leadership in 2009 and came in second to Dwain Lingenfelter.

Quote: "When one hits rock bottom, you have a long, hard look in the mirror and I think that is what just happened to us and this leadership process has been a long, hard look in the mirror. I think it's been a chance say 'Here's a better approach, here's a better vision, here's a way that we can excite and inspire people.'"