Jerome Kennedy

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• Party — Pro­gres­sive Con­ser­va­tive • Full name — Jerome Pa­trick Kennedy • Age — 51 • Home­town — Car­bon­ear • Re­sides — St. John’s • Ed­u­ca­tion — grad­u­ated St. Fran­cis High School, Har­bour Grace, 1977; grad­u­ated Me­mo­rial Univer­sity in 1981, B.A. (Hons.); grad­u­ated Univer­sity of New Brunswick Law School in 1984, LL.B.; ad­mit­ted to New­found­land Bar in 1985 • Oc­cu­pa­tion — af­ter prac­tic­ing crim­i­nal law full-time for 18 years, be­gin­ning in 1989, be­gan po­lit­i­cal ca­reer in 2007 • Fam­ily — wife is Rachel Hunts­man; they have two chil­dren: Ju­lia, 16 and Michael, 14 • Po­lit­i­cal back­ground — made un­suc­cess­ful bid as PC can­di­date in a 2006 by­elec­tion in Sig­nal Hill-Quidi Vidi; elected MHA for Car­bon­earHar­bour Grace Oct. 9, 2007; ap­pointed Min­is­ter of Jus­tice and At­tor­ney Gen­eral, Oct. 31, 2007; ap­pointed Min­is­ter of Fi­nance, Pres­i­dent of Trea­sury Board, Oct. 31, 2008; has served as Min­is­ter of Health and Com­mu­nity Ser­vices since Oct. 7, 2009.

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