MONCTON – The New Brunswick Liberal Association held a nomination convention last Saturday for the next provincial election on September 24, 2018. Robert McKee was nominated as the Liberal candidate for Moncton Centre in an uncontested meeting.
Premier Brian Gallant, who is also Leader of the New Brunswick Liberal Party, was present at the nomination and commended McKee on his community engagement in the riding. “Rob is an experienced lawyer and has been dedicated to growing the economy, strengthening education and improving healthcare for families in Moncton as a councilor and community volunteer”, said Gallant.
Rob currently holds the position of City Councilor for Ward 3 in Moncton and practices law at the firm of Fowler & Fowler. Fluently bilingual, his education includes a Bachelor of Laws from l’Université de Moncton, a Bachelor of Applied Management in Accounting from the University of New Brunswick in Saint John, a Diploma in Accounting from the New Brunswick Community College and a high school diploma from the Athol Murray College of Notre Dame in Wilcox, SK.
McKee has been an active community volunteer for many years. He is currently President of St. Augustine’s Housing Ltd., Chairperson for the Mental Health Review Board and also serves breakfast weekly at Queen Elizabeth School with volunteers from Mountain View United Church. He also serves on the Moncton Public Library Board, Moncton Cultural Board, Taxi Committee and the City of Moncton Employee Pension Board. Having participated in minor football, hockey and soccer in his youth, and a former player and executive member with the Moncton Black Tide Rugby Club, he continues to play recreational hockey in a city league.
McKee is hoping to follow in the footsteps of his father and grandfather who were both Members of the Legislative Assembly. Michael McKee represented Moncton North from 1974 to 1993 and Killeen McKee represented Kent from 1940 to 1952. Rob and his wife Tara have a 4-year-old son, Michael, and a two-year-old daughter, Anna.
Robert McKee said he was honoured to receive the uncontested endorsement from the members of Moncton Centre. “Raising a young family of our own, I understand the issues and challenges that young families face on a daily basis. As the MLA for Moncton Centre, I plan to work diligently towards increasing assistance for mental health issues especially with our youth, improvements in the education system and more support and training for daycare workers who are so instrumental to the development of our children”, said McKee.
The list of official contestants for nominations are available on the New Brunswick Liberal Party’s website at nbliberal.ca.