Skagen received 1,284 votes, which was 3.9 per cent, according to preliminary election results for Cypress-Hills Grasslands.
“It was a slow start to the campaign, and a short fuse since it was such a short timeline. It was difficult for the Maverick Party to get out to everyone, and convince them to vote for us,” said Skagen.
“I believe we are absolutely further ahead (as a party) than where we were three months ago. This election just proves to show that the West can’t vote a government in, nor can we vote a government out.”
“It was difficult because the Maverick Party was looking at constitutional change, and structural change, to how voting should be done.” Skagen projects that another election will be held in a year-and-a-half, since the Liberals only won a minority government.
“We will keep on plowing along and telling residents about the Maverick party,” he added.
Skagen said that he would absolutely run again for the Maverick Party, “as long as the party is willing to have me. For myself, and my family, it was a chance to either win, or for learning experience.”