Graham Downey-Sutton will be the NDP candidate in Corner Brook. Graham lives in Corner Brook with his partner April. He holds a Bachelor of Nursing degree from Western Regional School of Nursing. Employed as a developmental support worker, he is currently completing a Bachelor of Social Work. He most recently was the candidate for the NDP in the by-election against Andrew Furey.
Jenn Deon will be the candidate in Virginia Waters-Pleasantville. 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.
Brenda Walsh will be the candidate in St. John’s-West. Brenda is a retired public servant with over 20 years’ experience with Service Canada helping citizens file for their pensions and employment insurance and addressing their inquiries and concerns. Brenda is involved with many local non-for-profits and community groups, including the Lions Club, the MS Society-Avalon Branch, Easter Seals, and the Positive Thinkers Club.
Nominations for the three districts closed on Saturday October 31st at noon.
“The people of this province want candidates who will fight for them. There is no doubt in my mind that Graham, Jenn and Brenda will do that. I know they will be strong voices representing the concerns of their districts,” said NDP Leader Alison Coffin. “People everywhere tell me they are just getting by. This is unacceptable and we must do better. I welcome Graham, Jenn and Brenda to our NDP team. Together we will fight to build a better future for all Newfoundlanders and Labradorians."