SAINT JOHN – The New Brunswick Liberal Association held a nomination convention on May 8th, 2018 at the Kent Theater in Saint John for the next provincial election on September 24, 2018. Gerry Lowe was nominated as the Liberal candidate for Saint John Harbour in an uncontested meeting.
Premier Brian Gallant, who is also Leader of the New Brunswick Liberal Party, was present at the nomination and commended Lowe on his community engagement in the riding. “Gerry’s experience, as an entrepreneur and city councilor with deep roots in Saint John, will serve the people of Saint John Harbour well as their next representative,” said Gallant.
Gerry Lowe has been a strong supporter of growth for the City of Saint John. He has completed 5 years as a Saint John city councilor, representing the South End Waterloo Village, Lower West and a part of the North End. He is a current member of the committee dedicated to obtaining a community splash pad for the west side of Saint John and has recently been appointed to Develop Saint John. He has also been a member of the City of Saint John Planning and Advisory Committee and the Growth Committee that has worked hard on derelict buildings and unsightly lots. He also spent 4 years as a member of the Saint John Industrial Park Board with one of the main accomplishments being the construction of the Lorneville Barge Terminal. He is serving as a member of the Central Peninsula Neighbourhood Action Team, promoting improvements in the Waterloo Village and Southern Peninsula areas such as most recently planning for the construction of a new South End School. He was also a member of the Saint John Exhibition Association Board of Directors for many years, lobbying for and supporting the Greater Saint John Field House. He is a founding member of the Saint John South End Lions Club.
Lowe is also a successful entrepreneur, being the former owner of Saint John Vet’s Taxi, which he owned for 43 years. He has renovated several older buildings in Uptown Saint John and constructed a housing development in the Old Rockland Road area. He was an employee of Canada Post for 35 years, of which 21 were spent as a full-time business agent representing letter carriers and truck drivers in Atlantic Canada.
Gerry Lowe said he was honored to receive the uncontested endorsement from the members of Saint John Harbour. “With my past experiences, I feel I can do more for the City of Saint John at the Legislative Assembly and on the Liberal team,” said Lowe. “There have been many commitments for projects in Saint John and I would work hard to get them to completion.”
During the nomination, members were encouraged to sign-up to volunteer with the flood clean-up efforts as well as to provide a donation to the Red Cross.
The list of official contestants for nominations is available on the New Brunswick Liberal Party’s website at nbliberal.ca.