SAINT JOHN – The New Brunswick Liberal Association held a nomination convention Monday night for the next provincial election on September 24, 2018. Clare Manzer was nominated as the Liberal candidate for Saint John East in an uncontested meeting.
Premier Brian Gallant, who is also Leader of the New Brunswick Liberal Party, was present at the nomination and commended Manzer on her passion on helping the people of Saint John. “Clare is a grounded individual who knows the needs of our most vulnerable New Brunswickers. Her voice will be a great addition to help us move the economy, education, and healthcare forward in New Brunswick.” said Gallant.
Clare Manzer has lived in Saint John almost most of her life. She graduated from Saint John High School and received a diploma as Administrative Assistant. She has worked for Addictions and Mental Health (Community Mental Health) for the last 36 years as an Administrative Assistant. She has volunteered at numerous activities with having been a member of Champlain Heights Neighbourhood Watch, New Directions Inc., Skate to Care, Boys Adventure Camp, Suicide Prevention Committee and the Community Advisory Board.
Clare Manzer said she was honoured to receive the uncontested endorsement from Saint John East. “We as New Brunswickers are hard workers and our government shares that vision. This is a wonderful city and province to raise a family and I am thankful that this is where we live.” said Manzer. “One of the things that helped me decide to put my name forward was the Free Tuition Program that my son Andrew is benefiting from this year. This opportunity will allow Andrew to pursue his dreams and not come out of University with a huge student debt and this is all because of Premier Gallant’s vision and leadership.”
With Manzer’s nomination, the party is now closer to its goal that women make up 50% of those nominated in unheld ridings in the next provincial election. Along with Cindy Miles, the party’s nominee for Fredericton West-Hanwell, both nominated candidates in those ridings are women.
The list of official contestants for nominations are available on the New Brunswick Liberal Party’s website at nbliberal.ca.