• 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.