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David Brazil
MHA for Conception Bay East - Bell Island; Opposition House Leader - Caucus Chair, Management Commission, Health and Community Services, NL Housing

A graduate of Memorial University, CONA and York University, Mr. Brazil has been an independent business owner, has worked in the non-profit sector and has been a senior manager with the Provincial Government for the past 26 years. He has worked for the departments of Human Resources, Labour and Employment, Health and Community Services, Tourism, Culture and Recreation, Education and Municipal Affairs.

Mr. Brazil has extensive experience and knowledge particularly in dealing with...

Helen Conway Ottenheimer
MHA for Harbour Main; Critic for Justice and Public Safety, Attorney General and Status of Women

Helen Conway Ottenheimer (JD) was born and raised in Marysvale. She was elected to the House of Assembly as the Member for Harbour Main on May 16, 2019. Prior to becoming a MHA, Helen graduated from Memorial University with a Political Science degree and Detroit College of Law with a Law degree.

 

She practised Criminal Law and Human Rights Law for 17 years and teaches law at Canadian universities including Memorial University. She currently resides with her husband, John...

Ches Crosbie
MHA for Windsor Lake; Opposition Leader, Intergovernmental Affairs

Ches Crosbie, Q.C. was first elected as the Member of the House of Assembly for Windsor Lake in 2018. Prior to this, he built a consumer law practice helping people with life-altering injuries, and representing vulnerable people in class actions.

A lifelong volunteer, Ches has been involved in local causes ranging from gifting thousands of bicycle helmets to young people to commemorating the wartime meeting between Churchill and Roosevelt at Ship Harbour. He resides in St. John's with...

Paul Dinn
MHA for Topsail - Paradise; Immigration, Skills and Labour, Workplace NL

Paul Dinn was elected as MHA for Topsail-Paradise in a by-election held January 24/19. Originally from St. John's, Paul has called Paradise home for the past 27 years.

Paul and wife Jennifer have 3 daughters and are active volunteers in the community. Paul is a graduate of MUN obtaining bachelor's degrees in Commerce and Education.

He worked over 30 years in public service as senior Management and served as Deputy Mayor with the Town of Paradise. He is a supporter of community...

Jeff Dwyer
MHA for Placentia West - Bellevue; Children, Seniors and Social Development and Status of Persons with Disabilities

Jeff was born and raised in Marystown by his parents along with three siblings. After high school graduation, Jeff explored mainland life, but he longed for home. While attending MUN, he met Sherry Lynn, and a few years later began their family. After completion of his BBA (2010), Jeff began his career with the NL Liquor Corporation.

He was Vice President of NAPE local 7501 for two mandates. He attributes his interest in politics to his many conversations with his Grandmother, Maria...

Pleaman Forsey
MHA for Exploits; Forestry and Agriculture

Pleaman Forsey was born and raised in Leading Tickles and in 1976 moved to Bishop's Falls with his family.

After graduating at Inglis Memorial in Bishop's Falls, he continued to study post-secondary at Grand Falls District Vocational School and continued to work in the private sector.

In 2017, he was selected as citizen of the year for the Town of Bishop's Falls.

Mr. Forsey and his spouse Linda and reside in Bishop’s Falls and together they raised three children.

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Jim Lester
MHA for Mount Pearl North; Environment, Climate Change and Municipalities, Multi-Materials Stewardship Board and Francophone Affairs

Jim Lester and his wife Michelle grew up and went to school in Mount Pearl. They had three children, Samantha, John, and Caleb who also go to school in Mount Pearl.

The family owns and operates Lester’s Farm Inc. Their farm is entirely of their own creation and consists of Lester’s Farm Chalet – Newfoundland and Labrador’s premier agritourism destination, an innovative Aquaponics Food Production System that consists of the most advanced design worldwide. They also operate an...

Loyola O'Driscoll
MHA for Ferryland; Digital Government and Service NL, OCIO

Loyola O’Driscoll, son of Allan and Josephine, was born and raised in Bay Bulls. He is married to Yvette and they have two daughters, Paige and Kaitlyn. For the past 22 years, after completing college, he worked at Hickman Motors. Loyola has volunteered with many groups and, as a member of the BBBAA, helped raise money to support children and build infrastructure in the region. He also operates a Power Skating school for youth.

On May 16, 2019, Loyola was elected as MHA for Ferryland...

Craig Pardy
MHA for Bonavista; Critic for Education and Early Childhood Development

Craig grew up in Catalina prior to moving to Milton in 1989. He spent 30 years in the education field and entered into municipal politics serving on the Local Service District of George’s Brook-Milton, serving as Chair and then as the first mayor. Craig and his wife Mary raised four children in Milton and continue to reside there. Being elected to the House of Assembly on May 16th, 2019 Craig looks forward to representing the District of Bonavista and serving the people of our province in...

Lloyd Parrott
MHA for Terra Nova; Caucus Whip, Transportation and Infrastructure, Public Procurement Agency

Lloyd Parrott was raised in Wabush. After a successful Career in the Canadian Military as both a Soldier and a Civilian that spanned 21 years he became the General Manager of a successful construction company that specialized in Oil and Gas. He has sat on Multiple Community Boards, been very involved in Labor Relations Provincially, and a Trustee on a Health and Welfare plan.

He is a former town Councilor for the town of Clarenville. On May 16th, 2019 Lloyd was elected MHA for the...

Kevin Parsons
MHA for Cape St. Francis; Public Accounts Committee Chair, Fisheries

Kevin Parsons was born in Flatrock, a small community on the Northeast Avalon Peninsula, in 1961. He is the son of former MHA and Progressive Conservative Cabinet Minister, Kevin Parsons Sr., and Mabel Parsons, a public health nurse for 32 years. A graduate of the College of North Atlantic in 1980 with a diploma in Electronics, Kevin worked for IKON Office Solutions for 27 years.

Mr. Parsons’ volunteer involvement stems from a keen interest in sports and concern for his community....

Barry Petten
MHA for Conception Bay South; Deputy House Leader - Management Commission, Industry, Energy and Technology

Barry studied at Memorial University for three years prior to graduating with a diploma in Business Management and Accounting from the College of the North Atlantic.

Barry was a mental health counsellor for 20 years, served on various boards including; NL Association of Social Workers and Municipal Appeals Board.

He was also President and Chief Shop Stewart of Local 6234. Barry was first elected in 2015, and reelected in 2019. Barry resides in CBS with his wife and two...

Chris Tibbs
MHA for Grand Falls-Windsor - Buchans; Tourism, Culture, Arts and Recreation

Chris Tibbs was born in Grand Falls-Windsor where he resides with his wife Danielle and his two sons Declan & Xander. Chris has worked province wide as a paramedic before going on to study tourism in Dublin Ireland. For the past 15 years Chris has traveled between Newfoundland and Western Canada working in the oil & gas sector. Chris has carried the same motto "Everything I've Got" where ever he's gone and will continue this pledge as he looks to serve the constituents of Grand Falls...

Tony Wakeham
MHA for Stephenville - Port au Port; Public Accounts Committee, Treasury Board, Finance, Public Service Commission, NL Liquor Corporation

Mr. Wakeham is from Placentia, Newfoundland and Labrador. He is a graduate of Memorial University Economics.

He has over 30 years of senior-level experience in health care management.
Most recently, Tony was the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Labrador Grenfell Health Board, Happy Valley-Goose Bay. Vice President of Corporate Affairs, Central West Health Corporation. Assistant Executive Director Hospital Services, Clarenville. Area Hospital Board Manager, Budgeting and Auditing...

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