Bern Hickey

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• Party — Lib­eral • Full name — Bernard Wil­liam Hickey • Age — 67 • Home­town — Avon­dale • Re­sides — Avon­dale • Ed­u­ca­tion — diploma in tech­nol­ogy (elec­tron­ics) from Col­lege of Trades and Tech­nol­ogy; also at­tended St. Bon­aven­ture’s Col­lege, Me­mo­rial Univer­sity and the U.S. Coast Guard Academy. • Oc­cu­pa­tion — elec­tron­ics tech­nol­o­gist; owner/op­er­a­tor of Avon­dale Speedway • Fam­ily — five chil­dren from first mar­riage; part­ner is Glo­ria McHugh • Po­lit­i­cal back­ground — elected to the first Avon­dale town coun­cil fol­low­ing in­cor­po­ra­tion in 1974, and has been a fix­ture with the coun­cil ever since. Has twice been re­moved from coun­cil by Mu­nic­i­pal Af­fairs, the lat­est this past sum­mer when the town coun­cil was “re­tired” and an ad­min­is­tra­tor was ap­pointed. Hickey has of­ten been crit­i­cal of Mu­nic­i­pal Af­fairs, and has been at the cen­tre of much of the town’s po­lit­i­cal tur­moil. This is his first at­tempt at provin­cial pol­i­tics. • No­table — has been self­em­ployed since the mid-1970s, and has owned a va­ri­ety of busi­nesses.

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