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September 28, 2020
Coffin, Dinn, and Brown acclaimed as NDP candidates
The New Democratic Party of Newfoundland and Labrador announced today that NDP Leader Alison Coffin will represent the NDP in St. John’s East-Quidi Vidi, Jim Dinn will represent the NDP in St. John’s Centre, and Jordan Brown will represent the NDP in Labrador West in the next provincial election, which will be held some time in the next year. Nominations for the three districts closed today (Monday, Sept. 28) at noon. “Alison, Jim and Jordan have been standing up for the things that matter most for Newfoundlanders and Labradorians over the past 16 months in this Liberal minority government,” said Kyle Rees, NL NDP Vice President. “We are excited to have them be the first candidates nominated as we prepare for the next election." Alison Coffin was first elected in May 2019. Alison grew up on Fogo Island. She’s an economist who ran her own consulting company and taught Economics at Memorial University. She believes in the future of Newfoundland and Labrador, one where no one is left behind. Her full biography can be found at www.nl.ndp.ca/leader. Jim Dinn was first elected in May 2019. Jim is a born and bred resident of St. John’s. He taught for 32 years in small rural and large urban schools and served as President of the Newfoundland and Labrador Teachers' Association as well as on the executive council and board of directors of the Canadian Teachers' Federation. Jordan Brown was also first elected in May 2019. He worked as a tradesperson in the mining industry after graduating from the Welding Apprenticeship Program at the College of the North Atlantic, Happy Valley Goose Bay in 2008. Jordan was made a Labradorian of Distinction in 2017. -30-
For more information, contact Mona Rossiter, NL NDP Executive, at 709-771-2083 or firstname.lastname@example.org.