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NB Liberals nominate David Alston in Saint John East

February 21, 2024News

FEBRUARY 20, 2024 (Saint John) – Liberals gathered in the riding of Saint John East this evening to officially nominate a candidate for the next provincial election.

“We are laser focussed on the year ahead and continue to build a team of hard working New Brunswickers who are dedicated to solving the challenges we’re facing in our province,” said Liberal Leader Susan Holt. “David Alston exemplifies the kind of experienced, community-minded leaders we need to form a Holt-led Liberal government in 2024.”

Saint John East is the seventh riding where the Liberal Party is holding a nominating convention leading up to the next election. David Alston has always been committed to building a better Saint John. He has focused on ending generational poverty in Saint John as past co-chair of LivingSJ, serving on the Board of Directors of the regional United Way, and volunteering with the Business Community Anti-Poverty Initiative. He has also lent a hand in driving growth in the city, having recently concluded his terms as an independent director on the board of DiscoverSJ, Envision Saint John: The Regional Growth Agency as well as the Vice Chair on the board of Saint John Energy.

When addressing the crowd, David said “I will work with the constituents of Saint John East to advance the priorities of the riding and put government to work in innovative ways that address the challenges we collectively face, particularly regarding health care, affordability and housing. We need to have tangible solutions to the complex problems we are facing,” said Alston. “Taking steps such as creating more team-based community health centers, removing the provincial tax on electricity bills and allocating resources for more renovations and building of social housing are concrete steps we can take to relieve the pressure New Brunswickers face every day.”

The Liberal Party of New Brunswick will continue to hold nominating conventions to name candidates in the coming weeks.

Holt noted that she is excited to welcome David to the Liberal team. “I’m thrilled to have David join our dynamic team of candidates and incumbents. His community involvement, business and entrepreneurial background and deep roots in the community will serve the people of Saint John East, and New Brunswickers very well.”