New Brunswick’s Liberal party announced Sunday that Marco LeBlanc will run as the Liberal candidate for the riding of Restigouche-Chaleur in the upcoming provincial byelections.
The nominating convention, held at the Salle Multfunctionnelle Denis-Richard in Petit-Rocher, N.B., on Sunday, saw LeBlanc win in a competitive contested nomination against candidate Gérald Arseneault.
Party leader Susan Holt said in a statement that LeBlanc brings an impressive career of service to residents of Restigouche-Chaleur as well as “a fresh energy and ideas for the future of our province.”
“He will be a strong advocate for the people and the communities of Restigouche-Chaleur,” she said in the statement.
Party officials say that LeBlanc, originally from Petit-Rocher, N.B., has extensive knowledge of provincial and federal programs, as well as regional priority projects.
LeBlanc said Restigouche-Chaleur has had strong representation with past MLAs and he wants to commit to continuing that tradition.
“I am proud to be putting my name on the ballot for the New Brunswick Liberal Party and working with a team that is listening to New Brunswickers and understands their needs,” he said.
“I’m so thankful to the members of Restigouche-Chaleur who have nominated me … and I look forward to being a strong voice for their needs.”