PANB chooses candidate to run in Southwest Miramichi after weekend nomination convention
The People's Alliance Southwest Miramichi Bay Du Vin membership have elected Arthur O'Donnell as their candidate going into the 2018 provincial election. At the nomination convention held in Blackville, O'Donnell won out over Lester Logan.
O'Donnell thanked the membership and said he looked forward to running a solid campaign on common sense policies.
Leader Kris Austin spoke, thanking the riding volunteers and said the excellent turnout for two respectable nominees shows Southwest Miramichi Bay du Vin is building on its support for positive change for the region and province.
“I am very pleased to have Arthur with his experience and community passion to represent the fine people of Southwest Miramichi Bay du Vin,” said Austin. “Arthur is someone who can relate to the people of his riding and I'm confident will serve them wholeheartly as their next MLA”.
Arthur O'Donnell lives in the village of Doaktown with his wife, Lorrie McDonald. They are the proud parents of four children, Pattie, Peter, Ryan and Neil.
Presently Art is a Councillor for the Village of Doaktown and is also a Volunteer Firefighter. As well, he holds the positions of Executive Member and Past President of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #23 and Chairperson for the “River Run 4 Veterans”.
Art was born in New Brunswick in 1963 and graduated from Doaktown Consolidated High School. He joined the Navy in 1985 and achieved the Rank of Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class. During his Navy career of over 25 years, he was deployed to the Persian Gulf during the Kuwait/Iraq War, Operations in Bosnia, and as a Command Staff in Afghanistan. He also served 3 of these years as a Leadership Instructor in CFB Halifax.
In his spare time, Art enjoys playing hockey and fastball. Fly fishing and hunting are his other favorite outdoor activities.
Art is very anxious to serve the people of New Brunswick and believes the People’s Alliance of New Brunswick is bringing positive change to this great province. He is especially interested in helping to bring about positive changes in the language policies, ambulance services, and in creating strong rural regions.