Jason Cooper: Kindersley
Phone: 1 (306) 992-2798
Jason was born and raised on the family farm that he now operates with his wife Kelly, 3 children and 1 “adopted” daughter. He and his family raise purebred and commercial sheep, running about 180 head of breeding ewes. They sell purebred and commercial breeding stock, freezer lamb, and specialty and domestic wool.
Jason has worked in the local oil fields since 2004 as a production operator in both light and heavy oil fields. He understands the challenges that many families are facing right now forced upon our industry by recent political decisions at both the provincial and federal levels. It were these realities that tipped the scale in favour of Jason putting his name forward to run.
Jason is currently employed as a contract production operator in a local light oilfield. He has worked both heavy and light oil production in varying capacities since 2004. Before that he was involved in the livestock industry working as an auctioneer and fieldman out of Wainright, AB.
Jason is a strong believer in the youth of the community and has worked in the cadet program for many years. He started first in the CIL working as an officer with both #343 Kindersley and #601 Macklin before taking some time away. He re-enlisted in 2012 to continue to work with #601 Sir Max Aitken, having served in the capacities of training and commanding officer.
He has a strong desire to serve his community and was a volunteer first responder from 1994-2012, and as well served as the community coroner from 2002-2014.
Politically, he has been involved in politics at local levels in various capacities since the age of 14 where he spoke at the nomination for a local candidate. He has gone on to serve as a school board trustee with Landswest School Division, has been the chairperson of the North Battleford EDA for Gerry Ritz, was the executive council member on the SaskParty for Jason Dearborn, and currently sits on the Saskatchewan Sheep Breeders Association. In his capacity with the SSBA he also is their representative to the Saskatchewan Sheep Development Board. He has also worked with the Canadian Sheep Federation in helping them to develop their youth program ideas, as well as planning sessions for the World Sheep Congress.