Stelman Flynn wants to represent Liberals in Humber East

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Stelman Flynn.

An election call could still be a ways off, but there’s no shortage of people interested in taking Premier Tom Marshall’s seat.

Stelman Flynn announced this morning that he plans to seek the nomination for the Liberals in Humber East. That brings to three the number of those definitely interested in the seat. The other two are businesswoman Donna Thistle and teacher Shawn Bradbury.

Flynn, a well-known businessman originally from Labrador, has called Corner Brook home for the past 11 years. Along with his wife Betty and two sons, Martin and Reginald, he has invested in the local economy with an adventure and tourism business in Steady Brook.

“There are many issues facing Humber East, including the new hospital and a need for economic diversification, yet this government is moving at a snail’s pace with little or no regard for public consultation,” said Flynn in a press release.

“By working together and promoting co-operation between all stakeholders and the public, we can collectively harness and manage the opportunities and challenges that face us.”

Flynn is a long-time Liberal and has held numerous positions with the party over the last 17 years, including regional director and district association president. He has been recognized with a Confederation of Canada 125 Medal, a Queen’s Golden Jubilee Medal and a Tourism Champion Award.

He served two terms as president of Hospitality Newfoundland and Labrador, was the founding president of the Provincial Cruise Association of Newfoundland and Labrador.

Organizations: Hospitality Newfoundland and Labrador, Provincial Cruise Association of Newfoundland and Labrador

Geographic location: Humber East, Labrador, Corner Brook Steady Brook

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  • Henry
    August 14, 2014 - 11:46

    Mr. Flynn, I may vote Liberal in the next election if you can answer this important question. I RESIDE In Humber East and have heard many prior politicians state their experiences and employment history in the past and give vague explanations on how they will help diversify the economy of the West coast. Under premier Marshall who currently represents me in my district we got government institutions such as a new court house and proposed New hospital, hardly new money and economy builders. I do not believe tourist attractions such as marble mountain, zip lines, kayaking, Cruise ships, Target and or Walmart stores are the answer as these are very low paying jobs for our citizens. I therefore want to know what you bring to the table here in my district of Humber East. I DON'T WANT PROMISES OR VAGARIES. I WANT TO HEAR CONCRETE ANSWERS. POLITICIANS GET AWAY WITH THIS CHEAP WAY OF GETTING ELECTED MUCH TO OFTEN. Maybe you can give us your views on FRACKING ON THE West coast which could potentially place us on the map economically speaking.

  • Julie
    August 14, 2014 - 09:43

    Sir, I was just listening to you on the Paddy Daly show. You said , you were in Business for 38 yrs. Please explain how are you going to improve the economy on the west coast. Zip lining isn't going to do its. Is your business experience , some what like Dwight Ball and Donna Thistle, Bring in products, then passing its over a counter? That not going to build our economy. Corner brook and surrounding area is dying. Only thing is missing is the " Head Stone", We needs people to bring us to the next step. Are you the man? If so, explain, or am I asking to much.

  • Charles Murphy
    August 14, 2014 - 06:22

    One question to all three who looking to represent Humber East, How would you go about building the " Economy " in your district? Please no double talk, straight question. Please give straight answer. Like Michael Jackson, would say, easy has 1 - 2 - 3-.