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NB Liberals nominate Aaron Kennedy in Quispamsis

July 2, 2024News

June 28, 2024 (Quispamsis) – Liberals gathered in the riding of Quispamsis last night to nominate Aaron Kennedy as their candidate for the next provincial election.

As the event began, surrounded by local supporters including the town’s Mayor and Deputy Mayor who spoke on Aaron’s behalf, caucus members, former MLAs, and nominated candidates, Leader of the Liberal Party of New Brunswick Susan Holt said “Higgs has got to go. New Brunswickers are frustrated and struggling to make ends meet. People are struggling to pay rent, buy groceries, and put gas in the car, and this government just isn’t listening. We need a government that will work together to ensure we can make life affordable, by introducing a rent cap, by taking the provincial tax off of power bills, and to find innovative solutions in local communities. Our municipal leaders know their communities best, their citizens best, and the needs of each unique region.”

Quispamsis is the twenty-second riding where the Liberal Party is holding a nominating convention leading up to the next provincial election.

Aaron Kennedy is currently the acting Chief Administrative Officer for the Town of Quispamsis. He has been an employee of the town since 2011. Prior to his work in federal, provincial, and municipal governments, Aaron was an award-winning broadcaster and journalist. He was also the chair of the 2016 TELUS Cup host organizing committee, which generated a then-record $175,000 Legacy Fund, co-chair of Rogers Hometown Hockey in Saint John in October 2016, co-chair of the successful bid committee for the 2018 Canada 55+ Games, chair of the 2018 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge, and chair of the 2023 Para Hockey Cup. Aaron was also involved with the bid committee for Les Jeux de l’Acadie, which were held in the region in 2022. He was named Discover Saint John Sport Planner of the Year in 2017.

When addressing the crowd, Kennedy said, “I’m proud to be joining this team, and I’m excited torepresent the people of Quispamsis. We are ready to replace what is left of the Progressive Conservative party with a government who will listen to New Brunswickers and govern as a collective team putting the needs of our citizens first.

“I am thrilled to be adding Aaron to our team,” said Holt while closing the event. “He brings with him a wealth of community and managerial experience, and is a strong advocate for the people of Quispamsis, which he will continue to be as the next MLA for Quispamsis.”