Charles (Chuck) Chiasson was first elected to the Legislative Assembly in the September 22, 2014, general election to represent the new riding of Victoria-La-Vallée. He was re-elected on September 24, 2018. He serves as policy advocate for the department of Education and Early Childhood Development.
Born in Grand Falls in 1958, Mr. Chiasson graduated from Thomas Albert Senior High School in 1979. He worked in sales and customer service, first with Pepsi-Cola Canada, then, for 24 years until his retirement in 2014, with Kraft Canada Inc.
During his years with Kraft Canada, Mr. Chiasson studied marketing management at Husson College in Maine. His knowledge, high energy, and determination allowed him to win the National Sales Excellence Award a total of eight times throughout his career.
Known as someone who is committed to youth, Mr. Chiasson served as a minor soccer coach from 1998 to 2004, and as a martial arts instructor from 2007 to 2014. In addition, he has been involved in many local fundraisers, raising money for the Canadian Cancer Society, local women’s shelter, as well as the local SPCA, to name a few.
In his free time, Mr. Chiasson enjoys woodworking, martial arts, water sports and volunteering at his church. He and his wife Lynne live in Grand Falls, New Brunswick. They have two adult children, Tanya and Charles, and one grandson, Zachary.
He serves as Critic for Post-Secondary Education, Training and Labour.