© Frank Gale
Bernice Hancock, NDP candidate for the Aug. 26 by-election in St. George’s-Stephenville East, said that’s what she’s been hearing from people in the district.
“They’re telling me they don’t have a voice and their issues are not being listened to, so I see that as the most pressing issue in this election,” she said.
Hancock said people feel they’re being ignored by present and past governments and want someone to listen to them and work with them to insure their issues are addressed and their community is not ignored.
She said voters want someone they can trust and who is committed to the district.
Hancock said that’s where she comes in. She said she has a proven track record in Bay St. George and southwestern Newfoundland as a person committed to the area and who advocates on behalf of others.
Over the years Hancock has been involved in a variety of social and economic development issues, and believes that experience confirms she would be a strong local voice for St. George’s-Stephenville East.
Hancock said her two children were born and raised in the district and she has a long-term commitment to the area and has been a long-term volunteer in the community.
Party: New Democratic Party
Occupation: program director with the Community Action Committee for Southwestern Newfoundland Family Resource Program
Volunteer work: co-chair of the Bay St. George Status of Women Council; co-chair of Bay St. George Coalition to End Violence and co-chair of the provincial association of Family Resource Programs