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.