• Party — PC • Candidate — Thomas J. Hedderson • Age — 57 • Hometown — Georgetown • Education — bachelor of arts (psychology) and bachelor of education (English) from Memorial University; masters of education from Mount Saint Vincent University in Nova Scotia. • Occupation — has served as a Member of the House of Assembly since 1999; is a former school administrator. • Family — wife’s name is Rosemary (Conway) of Marysvale; children are Christa Marie and Julia Anne • Political background — has held the district since 1999, when it was called Harbour Main-Whitbourne. Is the Minister of Transportation and Works, but has held several other portfolios, including Education, Tourism, Culure and Recreation, Intergovernmental Affairs and Minister Responsible for the Volunteer and Non-Profit Sector, and Fisheries and Aquaculture. • Notable — served as principal of the former Bishop O’Neill Collegiate in Brigus.