Now that the dust has settled and a new premier emerged, people around the province are reacting to the news that Scott Moe is the premier of Saskatchewan.
"I'm very pleased Scott Moe got in," shared Lori Carr, MLA for Estevan who supported Scott Moe since he put his name forward. "I truly believe that he is going to be the best premier for this province to move us forward successfully."
"Scott Moe is actually an advocate for carbon capture so it is one of the reasons I decided to support him was his strong support for that industry which is so important for the constituency of Estevan."
"He talks about the economy and the future of Saskatchewan and he wants to develop that with exports of oil and gas and manufacturing. Industries that are thriving here in the southeast, and for Estevan, oil production. He is a true advocate and believes that it is so important to keep that industry going successfully."
Another hot issue during this leadership campaign was education. The Saskatchewan Teachers' Federation asked each candidate their thoughts on different issues within education and presented their answers in short videos on their website.
"Scott is very interested in education and the future of our children. His goal is to grow this province not only with people coming in but keeping our youth here. And to do that, we need to have successful classrooms, so he's going to work hard to make that happen."
Moe was the Minster of Advanced Education from 2014-2016 and one of his leadership campaign platforms included spending $30 million to hire 400 educational assistants.
Carr adds that there is a lot of optimism moving forward with Scott Moe as leader.
"It was really interesting on the convention floor as people were dropping off, how all of the MLAs started coming together, no matter which team you were on, congratulating people. We're really just looking forward to the future and I'm sure after a couple weeks, we'll be back to business as usual."
And with the next provincial election scheduled for November, 2020, Moe hopes to make a good impression.
"He will have a full two and a half years to get his feet wet, take us in to the next provincial election and hopefully the people of Saskatchewan are satisfied with how he preforms and we are given another mandate in 2020."