For immediate release
April 10, 2019
Jenn Deon and Peter Beck seeking NL NDP nomination for Virginia Waters-Pleasantville
The New Democratic Party of Newfoundland and Labrador closed nominations for the district of Virginia Waters-Pleasantville on April 5.
The prospective candidates are Jenn Deon and Peter Beck.
The nomination meeting will be held Monday, April 15, 7:00 p.m. at The Legion Branch 56 Pleasantville, 930 The Boulevard.
To vote at the nomination meeting, you must be a member of the NL NDP, a resident of the district of Virginia Waters-Pleasantville, and have photo identification that includes your address.
All details about the candidate nomination process are available at www.nl.ndp.ca/nominations.
Complete candidate biographies are below and available at nl.ndp.ca.
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Candidate Biography: Jenn Deon
Jenn Deon owns and operates a communications consulting company in St. John’s. An accredited business communicator, she works with clients such as Memorial University, the RCMP, CBC NL, and the Muskrat Falls Concerned Citizens Coalition. In addition to her consulting work, Jenn is the producing artistic director of PerSIStence Theatre Company.
Jenn is a founding member of parent groups for both Bishop Feild Elementary and Brother Rice Junior High Schools.
She has volunteered in executive roles with organizations such as YWCA St. John’s, the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 56 Pleasantville, and Resource Centre for the Arts. For 20 years Jenn was the volunteer artistic director of the Shakespeare by the Sea Festival. She is also a former treasurer of the NL NDP.
In 2013, Jenn was awarded a Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal to “honour significant contributions and achievements by Canadians,” and in 2018 was named a Woman of Distinction by YWCA St. John’s.
Jenn lives in Virginia Waters-Pleasantville with her husband, teacher Dave Walsh; their son, Holy Heart student John; her mother-in-law, retired teacher, Rita; and their three dogs, Bucky, Muffin and Dobby. Jenn’s parents, super-senior Fran and WWII veteran Rod, are also a part of her daily life.
Candidate Biography: Peter Beck
Peter grew up in Pippy Park, as the eldest son of two teachers. He has a strong passion for nature and the great outdoors. Peter has an educational background in Civil Engineering Technology and Aquaculture and has a passionate interest in plant biology, horticulture, and agriculture, as well as economics and business development. He previously worked with the provincial Department of Environment for about 18 years, effectively dealing with environmental complaints.
“I am very proud to be part of a political party that at its very core, represents kindness, compassion, and integrity! These behavioural values are diminishing in today's money-driven society and it often appears that decisions are not based on social, ethical, or moral perspectives.” Peter vows that he will do his very utmost to exceed the expectations of his constituents in helping to conscientiously, and consciously, improve their economic and social lives.