FREDERICTON (February 2nd) – Today, the New Brunswick Liberals announced that there are currently 21 nominated candidates ready to run in the 2024 election. Six recently nominated candidates join the 15 incumbent MLAs to form the Liberal team ready to bring their vision to New Brunswickers. Susan Holt, Leader of the New Brunswick Liberal Party will host her nomination in Fredericton South-Silverwood in the coming months.
“We are feeling the momentum,” says Holt. “This incredible group of New Brunswickers spent their lives working to make our province even better and I’m honoured to have them next to me as we head into an election. It really feels like New Brunswickers are ready for change. They are ready for a government that brings them hope, one they can trust to have their backs.”
The incumbent candidates, appointed last Fall when Premier Higgs was threatening to call an election, are all sitting Members of the Legislature who have been proudly serving their communities across the province for several years. The party has also nominated six new candidates – David Hickey, Patty Borthwick, Dave Gouthro, Claire Johnson, Luke Randall, and Tanya Whitney – who will also be working hard to earn the trust of the people in their ridings when New Brunswickers head to the polls.
“The support and excitement we’re feeling as we nominate candidates across the province is incredible,” says NB Liberal Association Executive Director Hannah Fulton Johnston. “We’re seeing great crowds at our events, bringing in lots of donations, members are engaged, and we are hearing from New Brunswickers everyday that they are ready for new leadership.”
The NB Liberal Association will continue to hold nominating conventions to add more candidates to the team over the coming months. See the attached Appendix for a full list of current candidates.
A complete list of Liberal candidates nominated for the 2024 election as of February 1, 2024.
Benoît Bourque, Beausoleil-Grand Bouctouche-Kent
Chuck Chiasson, Grand Falls-Vallée-des-Rivières-Saint Quentin
Claire Johnson, Moncton South
Dave Gauthro, Albert-Riverview
David Hickey, Saint John Harbour
Éric Mallet, Shippagan-Les-Iles
Francine Landry, Madawaska Les Lacs-Edmundston
Gilles LePage, Restigouche West
Guy Arsenault, Restigouche East
Isabelle Thériault, Caraquet
Jacques LeBlanc, Shediac-Cap-Acadie
Jean-Claude D’Amours, Edmundston-Vallée-des-Rivières
Keith Chiasson, Tracadie
Luke Randall, Fredericton North
Marco LeBlanc, Belle-Baie-Belledune
Patty Borthwick, Fundy-The Isles-Saint John Lorneville
René Legacy, Bathurst
Richard Losier, Dieppe-Memramcook
Rob McKee, Moncton Centre
Robert Gauvin, Shediac Bay-Dieppe
Tanya Whitney, Fredericton York
The following four nominations to take place in the coming weeks:
February 20 – Saint John East
February 22 – Moncton East
February 28 – Carleton York
March 23 – Miramichi Bay-Neguac