SAINT JOHN – The New Brunswick Liberal Association held a nomination convention Thursday night for the next provincial election on September 24, 2018. Aaron Kennedy was nominated as the Liberal candidate for Quispamsis in an uncontested meeting.
Premier Brian Gallant, who is also Leader of the New Brunswick Liberal Party, was present at the nomination and commended Kennedy on his community engagement in the riding. “Aaron is deeply rooted in his community of Quispamsis. His experience will help us deliver on New Brunswickers’ priorities of growing the economy, improving education and strengthening health care,” said Gallant.
Aaron Kennedy is the communications manager for the Town of Quispamsis. He has previous government experience, having served as executive assistant to a provincial cabinet minister and member of Parliament.
Kennedy has been an active member of the Quispamsis community. He was chair of the 2016 TELUS Cup host organizing committee, which generated a then-record $175,000 Legacy Fund; co-chair of Rogers Hometown Hockey; co-chair of the successful bid committee for the 2018 Canada 55+ Games; and chair of the upcoming World Under-17 Hockey Challenge. He was also involved with the bid committee for Les Jeux de l’Acadie which are coming to the region in 2020. He was named Discover Saint John sports planner of the year in 2017. Prior to his career in public service, Kennedy was an award-winning broadcaster and journalist.
Aaron Kennedy said he was honoured to receive the endorsement from the members of Quispamsis. “ I will work hard to ensure Quispamsis has a strong Liberal voice in the Legislative assembly. I look forward to earning your support,” said Kennedy.
The list of official contestants for nominations is available on the New Brunswick Liberal Party’s website at nbliberal.ca.