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Calvin Peach

Calvin Peach

PC MHA for Bellevue District

Calvin Peach was born in Flat Islands-Port Elizabeth, Placentia Bay and is the son of Gabriel and Lillian Peach. His family resettled to Grand Bank in 1966 where he later married and had a family of two girls and a boy. His family remained living in Grand Bank for 27 years. Calvin moved to the St. John’s area in 1988 and then to Norman’s Cove in 1989, where lives today.

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Charlene Johnson

Charlene Johnson

PC MHA for Trinity – Bay de Verde District;
Minister of Finance, President of Treasury Board and Minister Responsible for the Human Resource Secretariat, the Public Service Commission and the Newfoundland and Labrador Liquor Corporation

Charlene Johnson, the youngest woman ever elected to serve in the Newfoundland and Labrador House of Assembly, is passionate about sustainable development and the protection of our natural resources. Born in Carbonear and raised in the Conception Bay community of Gull Island, Charlene holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Forest Engineering from the University of New Brunswick and a Masters of Applied Science degree in Environmental Engineering from Memorial University of Newfoundland.

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Clayton Forsey

Clayton Forsey

PC MHA for Exploits District;
Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Innovation, Business and Rural Development and Minister Responsible for the Research & Development Corporation

Clayton was born in Leading Tickles, August 21, 1953 to Chesley and Lavina Forsey. He has one brother (Pleaman), one sister (Marie) and married Rosemary Morgan of Bishop’s Falls. He graduated from St. Nicholas School and then went on to further his education in studying Architectural Drafting at Lewisporte in 1969 and Grand Falls-Windsor in 1970.

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Clyde Jackman

Clyde Jackman

PC MHA for Burin – Placentia West District;
Minister of Education

Clyde Jackman was born in Grole, Hermitage Bay to Clyde and Theresa (Cribb) Jackman and is the eldest of 10 children. His family resettled to Marystown in 1968. He has resided in Baine Harbour for the past 29 years where he and his wife Elizabeth (Kilfoy) raised their five children Mary, Colin, Owen, Darren, and Byron. Mr. Jackman completed his high school years at Pearce Regional High School and went on to complete a Bachelor of Arts and Education from Memorial University. In 1993, he received a Master’s of Education from Mount Saint Vincent University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. He worked in education for 27 years.

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Dan Crummell

Dan Crummell

PC MHA for St. John’s West District;
Minister of Service NL, Minister Responsible for the Workplace Health, Safety and Compensation Commission, Minister Responsible for the Office of the Chief Information Officer, and Minister Responsible for the Government Purchasing Agency

Mr. Crummell was raised in Gander and moved to St. John’s to pursue his post-secondary education. He attended Memorial University, earning a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, with minors in History and English. While at Memorial, he served as Executive Vice-President and later President of Memorial University’s Council of the Students’ Union.

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Darin King

Darin King

PC MHA for Grand Bank District;
Minister of Justice, Government House Leader, and Minister Responsible for the Labour Relations Agency

Dr. Darin King was born in Grand Bank and raised in Fortune on the south coast of Newfoundland and Labrador. After high school, he completed a Bachelor of Education and Diploma in School Resources Services from Memorial University; Masters of Education at Saint Mary’s University, Halifax; and a PhD from Northcentral University, Arizona.

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David Brazil

David Brazil

PC MHA for Conception Bay East – Bell Island District;
Caucus Chair

David has been an independent business owner, has worked in the not-for-profit sector and has been a senior manager with the Provincial Government for the past 26 years. He has worked for the departments of Human Resources Labour and Employment, Health and Community Services, Tourism Culture and Recreation, Education and Municipal Affairs. He has extensive experience and knowledge in dealing with issues related to employment, education, healthy lifestyles, tourism, youth and infrastructure.

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Derrick Dalley

Derrick Dalley

PC MHA for The Isles of Notre Dame District;
Minister of Natural Resources and Minister Responsible for the Forestry and Agrifoods Agency

Derrick Dalley was born in Twillingate, Notre Dame Bay. He spent his early childhood in Springdale and later returned to Twillingate where he completed high school at J.M.Olds Collegiate. He graduated from Memorial University in 1987 with Bachelor Degrees in Arts and Education which included a Political Science major. In 1992, he completed a Masters Degree in Guidance and Counselling at the University of New Brunswick.

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Eli Cross

Eli Cross

PC MHA for Bonavista North District

Eli Cross was born at Come By Chance and spent his early childhood in the communities of Chance Cove, Leading Tickles, Badger’s Quay and Greenspond. He completed high school at Lester Pearson Memorial High, Wesleyville and furthered his education at Memorial University. He graduated with Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Education degrees in 1979, with major studies in English, Linguistics and Folklore. He returned to MUN and obtained a Diploma in Industrial Arts/Education 1983. In 2000, he received his Master of Education/Literacy and delivered the valedictory address for Mount St. Vincent University, Halifax.

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Felix Collins

Felix Collins

PC MHA for Placentia – St. Mary’s District;
Attorney General

Born in St. Anne’s, Placentia Bay, Felix Collins graduated from Memorial University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Education in 1964 and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in 1968. He completed a Masters of Education degree in 1972 from the University of Boston and a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Ottawa in 1995 at which time he was awarded the Newton Rowell Scholarship for his dedication to public service. Mr. Collins worked as a school principal, teacher, coordinator and a Superintendent of Education until retirement in 1992 at which time he entered law school. He was called to the Newfoundland Bar in April 1996 and is a Member of the Law Society of Newfoundland. He practised law in St. John’s until 2007.

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Glen Little

Glen Little

PC MHA for Bonavista South District

Glen graduated from Cabot Collegiate High School in Bonavista in 1980. He completed basic electrical and carpentry courses at Bonavista District Vocational School and College of North Atlantic. Glen also completed leadership training and occupational health and safety courses. He has a diploma in Human Resources and Labour Relations and is currently working toward a degree.

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Glenn Littlejohn

Glenn Littlejohn

PC MHA for Port de Grave District

Glenn was born in Bay Roberts to the late Jim and Eileen Littlejohn in 1962. Glenn and Leanne (nee Mercer of Shearstown) have been married for 21 years and they have two sons, Scott and Andrew. Glenn graduated from Ascension Collegiate in 1979 and went on to Memorial University where he received both a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Education in the fall of 1985.

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Joan Shea

Joan Shea

PC MHA for St. George’s – Stephenville East District;
Minister of Environment and Conservation, Minister Responsible for the Multi-Materials Stewardship Board, Minister Responsible for the Office of Climate Change, Energy Efficiency and Emissions Trading, and Deputy Government House Leader

Joan Shea was born and raised in Bishop’s Falls and has lived in Stephenville for many years. In 1987 she graduated with a Bachelor of Social Work from Memorial University of Newfoundland and obtained her Master of Social Work from the University of Toronto in 1990. She has been elected to the House of Assembly in the District of St. George’s – Stephenville East in October 2003, 2007 and 2011.

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John Dinn

John Dinn

PC MHA for Kilbride District

As the former Ward 5 St. John’s City Councillor from 1992 to 2005 John Dinn served the residents of Kilbride, Goulds and former Metroboard areas very well. Prior to this in the late 1970′s and 1980′s, John was the Deputy Mayor of the Goulds. He graduated from Memorial University of Newfoundland with a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Education degree and taught for 29 years at St. Kevin’s School, Goulds.

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Keith Hutchings

Keith Hutchings

PC MHA for Ferryland District;
Minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture

Keith Hutchings was born the youngest of six children and grew up in the small community of Mobile on the Southern Shore. Keith attended St. Bernard s Elementary School in Witless Bay and Mobile Central High. He has been active in the sporting community, involved in coaching, active as a volunteer, serving on various sporting executives and as well chairing various fundraising events. Mr. Hutchings graduated from Memorial University with a Bachelor of Arts, majoring in Political Science and obtained a Certificate in Public Administration from Memorial, as well as an Occupational Health and Safety Program from Ryerson University in Toronto.

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Keith Russell

Keith Russell

PC MHA for Lake Melville District

Keith Russell was elected to represent the people of the District of Lake Melville in the October 11, 2011 general election. Keith is a Member of the Board of Directors of the Labrador Friendship Centre, a community volunteer and a Lake Melville Minor Hockey Coach. Keith graduated from Our Lady Queen of Peace School in Happy Valley-Goose Bay and went on to receive a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree in 1998 from St. Francis Xavier University in Antigonish, Nova Scotia. Keith was born in Happy Valley, Labrador on May 24, 1975, the middle of three sons to Kay and Frank Russell. He is married to Brenda and have two wonderful children, Alicia and Keith.

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Kevin O’Brien

Kevin O’Brien

PC MHA for Gander District;
Minister of Advanced Education and Skills, Minister Responsible for the Status of Persons with Disabilities, and Minister Responsible for the Newfoundland and Labrador Housing Corporation

Kevin O’Brien was sworn in as the Member for the District of Gander on November 12, 2003. Born at Ferryland, where he received his early education, he graduated with Honours from Baltimore High School. He first moved to Gander District in 1974 to complete his pharmacy internships under the watchful eyes of Albert and Roy Jenkins at Gander Drugs. Upon his graduation from the School of Pharmacy, he moved to Gander to make it his permanent home. He started his career in pharmacy at Gander Drugs, moving on to Kelways where he worked for 16 years. In 1995 he established his own business – O’Brien’s Pharmacy and Medical Centre.

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Kevin Parsons

Kevin Parsons

PC MHA for Cape St. Francis District

Kevin was born in Flatrock, a small community on the Northeast Avalon Peninsula, in 1961. He is the son of former MHA and Progressive Conservative Cabinet Minister, Kevin Parsons Sr., and Mabel Parsons, a public health nurse for 32 years. A graduate of the College of North Atlantic in 1980 with a diploma in Electronics, Kevin has worked for IKON Office Solutions for 27 years. Kevin’s volunteer involvement stems from a keen interest in sports and concern for his community. Mayor of Flatrock from 2005…

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Kevin Pollard

Kevin Pollard

PC MHA for Baie Verte – Springdale District

Kevin was born in Roddickton, White Bay, Newfoundland in 1958. He is the son of Audrey Pollard and the late Samuel Pollard. He married Linda Batten of Foxtrap, C.B.S. in 1982. They have three daughters: Gillian, a nurse, Danielle, a teacher, and Hannah who attends Indian River High in Springdale. He graduated from Memorial University of Newfoundland in 1980 with a Bachelor of Physical Education and a Bachelor of Education. He has 28 years of teaching experience.

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Nick McGrath

Nick McGrath

PC MHA for Labrador West District;
Minister of Transportation and Works, and Minister Responsible for Labrador and Aboriginal Affairs

In the past three decades, Mr. McGrath has established himself as a successful businessman who has owned and operated six businesses in Labrador West. He has embraced challenges and enjoyed many successes over his years in Labrador West working and volunteering in his community. Mr. McGrath has been a strong advocate for Labrador West and has a long and varied list of volunteer activities and leadership roles he has been a part of. These include: Northern Shotokan Karate Club; Lab West Rotary Club (Past President); Labrador West Rowing Association (President); Labrador West Coxswains Association (Past President); Labrador City Town Council (Councillor); …

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Paul Davis

Paul Davis

PC MHA for Topsail District;
Minister of Child, Youth and Family Services

Mr. Davis joined the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary in 1985 after graduating from Holland College. In 1987, he transferred to the Corner Brook Division where he served the citizens of western Newfoundland for a five-year period until being re-assigned to the Criminal Investigation Division based at RNC Headquarters in St. John’s. During his service there, he received several assignments including Property Crimes, Major Crimes and the Child Abuse Sexual Assault Units. Mr. Davis also enjoyed serving the public in assignments with the Mount Pearl Community Policing Unit, West District Patrol Services and as the RNC Media Relations Officer.

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Ray Hunter

Ray Hunter

PC MHA for Grand Falls-Windsor – Green Bay South District

Ray graduated from F.G. Bursey Memorial Collegiate in 1972. He went on to graduate in Basic Electrical from the Trades College at Grand Falls-Windsor in 1973. He received his journeyman’s papers from the Trades College in St. John’s in 1976. He has been owner-operator of his own business – Hunter’s Electrical Ltd. – since 1975. Ray and his wife Martha have a son Jason (daughter-in-law Renee), a daughter Laura, and one granddaughter Mallory. He has lived in the Town of Grand Falls-Windsor for 45 years. Ray has a long record of involvement in the community and provincial interests.

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Ross Wiseman

Ross Wiseman

PC MHA for Trinity North District;
Speaker of the House of Assembly

Ross Wiseman, MHA for Trinity North, was first elected in a by-election on April 25, 2000. Prior to entering political life, he had a successful 15-year career in health administration with the Peninsulas Health Care Corporation and the former Clarenville Area Hospital Board. He also has extensive experience in the financial services industry, having held several branch and regional management positions throughout Newfoundland and Labrador.

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Sandy Collins

Sandy Collins

PC MHA for Terra Nova District;
Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Health and Community Services

Sandy was born in Gander and raised in Glovertown. He graduated from Glovertown Academy in 1996. Upon completion of high school, he attended Memorial University. In 2001, he was awarded a Bachelor of Arts Degree with a double major in Political Science and History. Sandy then accepted a one-year teaching position in South Korea. As a result of that experience, Sandy returned to university and in 2003 received a Bachelor of Education Degree and completed his four-month teaching internship at Holy Cross School in Eastport. In October of 2003, Sandy accepted his second contract in South Korea.

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Steve Kent

Steve Kent

PC MHA for Mount Pearl North District;
Minister of Municipal and Intergovernmental Affairs, Minister Responsible for Fire and Emergency Services – Newfoundland and Labrador, Registrar General, and Minister Responsible for the Office of Public Engagement

In September 1997, Mr. Kent became the youngest elected public official in the City of Mount Pearl’s history. Receiving a record number of votes, he was elected Deputy Mayor of Mount Pearl. In October 2003, he became Mount Pearl’s eighth Mayor, and was elected by acclamation in September 2005. He resigned as Mayor on October 30, 2007. During his involvement in local government, Mr. Kent served as Avalon Director on the Board of Directors of the Municipalities Newfoundland and Labrador. He was also an active member of the Atlantic Mayors Congress. Mr. Kent holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree and Certificate in Public Administration from Memorial University of Newfoundland, and a Masters degree in Management from McGill University.

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Susan Sullivan

Susan Sullivan

PC MHA for Grand Falls-Windsor – Buchans District;
Minister of Health and Community Services and Minister Responsible for Aging and Seniors, and Francophone Affairs

Born and raised in Grand Falls-Windsor, Minister Sullivan is fiercely proud of her hometown and its rich legacy of social, cultural, and economic leadership. Minister Sullivan has a Bachelor of Arts (French major) and a Bachelor of Education from Memorial University. She has a Masters of Education (literacy) from Mount St. Vincent University and a French immersion diploma from l’Université Laval. She retired in June of 2007 following a 30-year teaching career, working the last seven years as the French Department Head for the Centre for Distance Learning and Innovation where she taught senior high French to all parts of the province via the Internet. In the 2005 municipal election, Minister Sullivan was elected Deputy Mayor of Grand Falls-Windsor, serving as Chair of the Public Works and Engineering Committee and the 2006 Salmon Festival.

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Terry French

Terry French

PC MHA for Conception Bay South District;
Minister of Tourism, Culture and Recreation;
Minister of Innovation, Business and Rural Development; and
and Minister Responsible for the Research and Development Corporation

Terry French graduated Queen Elizabeth High School in Foxtrap in 1984 and subsequently attended Memorial University until joining his father in a family business in 1986. He has had strong involvement in the community, particularly community sports. Mr. French was elected to represent the people of Conception Bay South District in a by-election on Tuesday, November 12, 2002. Mr. French was sworn in as the Minister of Tourism, Culture and Recreation on November 27, 2009. On October 28, 2011, Mr. French was appointed Minister of Environment and Conservation and Minister Responsible for the Labour Relations Agency; the Multi Materials Stewardship Board; and the Office of Climate Change, Energy Efficiency and Emissions Trading. On October 19, 2012, he was appointed Minister of Tourism, Culture and Recreation.

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Tom Hedderson

Tom Hedderson

PC MHA for Harbour Main District;
Parliamentary Assistant to the Premier

First elected to the House of Assembly on February 9, 1999 to represent the District of Harbour Main-Whitbourne, Mr. Hedderson subsequently served as Opposition Critic for Education (K-12), Parliamentary Assistant to the Leader of the Opposition and Critic for Youth Services and Post-Secondary Education. He subsequently served as Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Education and Youth Services and Post-Secondary Education, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Recreation, Minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture, Minister of Transportation and Works, Minister for Intergovernmental Affairs, Minister Responsible for the Volunteer and Non-Profit Sector, Minister Responsible for the Newfoundland and Labrador Housing Corporation, Minister of Environment and Conservation, Minister Responsible for the Multi-Materials Stewardship Board and Minister Responsible for the Office of Climate Change, Energy Efficiency and Emissions Trading.

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Tom Marshall

Tom Marshall

PC MHA for Humber East District;
Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador;
Minister of Finance, President of Treasury Board, Minister Responsible for the Human Resource Secretariat, Minister Responsible for the Public Service Commission, Minister Responsible for the Newfoundland and Labrador Liquor Corporation, and Attorney General

Tom Marshall is the son of the late Sylvia Marshall and the late Jack Marshall, former Senator and former Progressive Conservative Member of Parliament for Humber-St. George’s-St. Barbe. Mr. Marshall grew up in Corner Brook before attending Memorial University, where he was awarded a Bachelor of Commerce degree in 1969, and Dalhousie University in Halifax, where he was awarded a Bachelor of Laws degree in 1972. After graduation, he returned to Corner Brook and joined the law firm of Barry, Wells and Monaghan as an associate lawyer, articling with Kevin Barry, Q.C., and became a partner in the firm of Barry, Wells, Monaghan, Seaborn and Marshall in 1975. He remained senior partner with the firm of Monaghan, Marshall, Murphy and Watton until his election and subsequent appointment to Cabinet in 2003 (Minister of Justice and Attorney General). In 1986, he was appointed Queen’s Counsel.

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Tony Cornect

Tony Cornect

PC MHA for Port au Port District;
Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Advanced Education and Skills

Tony Cornect is a bilingual native of Cape St. George and is passionate about his community, culture and heritage. For many years he has been an active force in the volunteer community, serving on a variety of associations and community organizations. He has accumulated a vast amount of experience, having served as both Deputy Mayor and Mayor for the Town of Cape St. George and political assistant to the MHA for the District of St. George’s – Stephenville East.

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Tracey Perry

Tracey Perry

PC MHA for Fortune Bay – Cape La Hune District

Tracey Perry, born and raised in St. Alban’s, currently shares a home with her partner, Cletus MacDonald. She holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Co-operative) degree from Memorial University, and upon completion of university in 1993, she returned to her rural hometown of St. Alban’s. Here she established and operated TMP Consulting Inc. In 1995, Tracey began a successful career as Executive Director for the Coast of Bays Corporation (Regional Economic Development Board), acquiring an extensive knowledge of the district’s challenges and its significant opportunities for growth.

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Vaughn Granter

Vaughn Granter

PC MHA for Humber West District;
Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Natural Resources (Forestry and Agrifoods)

Vaughn Granter was born in Pool’s Island, Bonavista Bay, Newfoundland and Labrador, in 1965. Vaughn has worked in the education field as an educational leader since 1987, and he is a graduate of Memorial University (Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Education) and Saint Francis Xavier University (Master of Education). Vaughn and his partner Eileen Gibbons have been living in the Humber West district for over fifteen years. As Principal of Corner Brook Regional High, he has been recognized as one of the top thirty Principals in Canada.

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Wade Verge

Wade Verge

PC MHA for Lewisporte District;
Chairperson of Committees and Deputy Speaker of the House of Assembly

Wade graduated from Memorial University in 1985 and began his teaching career in Roddickton where he worked for two years. In 1995 Wade received a Masters Degree in Educational Leadership from Memorial University. For the past twenty years Wade has lived in Lewisporte and served the parents and students of Lewisporte District. He spent eight years teaching Mathematics and Science at Ralph Laite Collegiate followed by five years as principal of that school. This was followed by six years as principal of Lewisporte Collegiate and three years as principal of New World Island Academy.

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