Cunningham, Jim. Calgary Herald [Calgary, Alta] 30 Apr 1992: B1.

In the race for the Calgary Buffalo Conservative nomination it may not matter so much who the candidate is or who he knows, but where he lives.

Rod Love doesn`t live in the inner- city riding, facing a byelection this spring as a result of the death in January of its MLA, Sheldon Chumir.

But that isn`t the issue, Love told a news conference held Wednesday to announce his candidacy for the Buffalo Tory nomination.

The issue, Love told nine media people and 25 Calgary Conservatives, is picking someone who knows the political ropes.

“I think the people of Calgary Buffalo will be well served by having someone who understands the process” whether it is at city hall, the legislature, or across the province, said Love, who works in Edmonton as aide to Ralph Klein, the minister of environment and former mayor of Calgary.

Love`s announcement marked his second plunge into elective politics. He lost the Tory nomination for the 1988 federal election in his home riding, Calgary South East, to Lee Richardson.

Del Iannucci thinks home address and a community connection are important.

Iannucci, a 37-year-old planning consultant and member of the Alberta Human Rights Commission, lives in Scarboro, an upper crust neighborhood in the heart of the riding.

He`s also a long-time member of the Buffalo constituency association board, an a volunteer for various community groups.

Being an active resident of the riding “is the only way,” Iannucci said. “I think it makes a significant difference.”

Iannucci said he has lived in Buffalo since the early `80s and knows community problems and feelings first-hand.

In an earlier interview, Tory riding president Troy Wason said the nomination meeting for Buffalo is likely in the week after the Victoria Day holiday next month.

The byelection is expected sometime in late June.

Also seeking election in Buffalo are Liberal Gary Dickson and New Democrat Elaine Husband. Both won their nominations by acclamation earlier this spring.