Char­lene John­son

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• Party — PC • Full name — Char­lene John­son • Age — 35 • Home­town — Gull Is­land • Ed­u­ca­tion — Bach­e­lor of Sci­ence in For­est En­gi­neer­ing from the Univer­sity of New Brunswick and Masters of Ap­plied Sci­ence in En­vi­ron­men­tal En­gi­neer­ing from Me­mo­rial Univer­sity. • Fam­ily — mar­ried to Joe Breen; daugh­ter Jorja is two-and-a-half. • Oc­cu­pa­tion — be­fore pol­i­tics worked in fields of forestry and en­vi­ron­men­tal en­gi­neer­ing • Po­lit­i­cal back­ground — first elected to the House of Assem­bly to rep­re­sent the District of Trinity-Bay de Verde in Oc­to­ber 2003; ap­pointed Par­lia­men­tary Sec­re­tary in July 2006 to the Min­is­ter of Nat­u­ral Re­sources; re-elected to the House of Assem­bly in Oc­to­ber, 2007, and ap­pointed Min­is­ter of Environment and Con­ser­va­tion that year; ap­pointed Min­is­ter of Child Youth and Fam­ily Ser­vices on Jan. 13, 2011 • No­table — youngest wo­man ever elected to the prov­ince’s House of Assem­bly

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