Joan Kingston has been named co-chair of the New Brunswick Liberal Party’s re-election campaign for the upcoming Provincial election on September 24, 2018.
“We are thrilled that Joan Kingston will take up this important role,” said Brian Gallant, Premier of New Brunswick and leader of the Liberal Party. “Joan is, and has been, an effective advocate for stronger healthcare in New Brunswick. Her community engagement, policy development, and government experience will be a great asset for our team as we continue to invest to strengthen healthcare in our province.”
Joan was elected to the Legislative Assembly of New Brunswick in 1995 as the Liberal member for New Maryland. She was named Minister of Environment in 1997, and later named Minister of Labour in 1998. She has also played various roles in government outside the Legislature, most notably her tenure as Principal Secretary in the Office of the Premier from 2006 to 2010.
Born in Sussex, she received a Bachelor of Nursing degree from the University of New Brunswick. She is a former president of the Nurses Association of New Brunswick and former Chairperson of the New Brunswick Advisory Council on the Status of Women.
“I am very honoured and proud to have been named co-chair of the liberal campaign,” said Kingston. “This government has grown the economy, strengthened education, and improved healthcare over the last four years. I’m looking forward to being part of the team that will continue to work with all New Brunswickers to create opportunities for the people of our province.”
Earlier this month, Serge Rousselle was also announced as co-chair. Serge Rousselle has been the Liberal MLA in the riding of Tracadie-Sheila since 2014 and has served as Attorney General, Minister of Education and Early Childhood Development, Minister of Environment and Local Government and Minister responsible for Service New Brunswick.