About Sam Slade

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• Birth­date — Oct. 4, 1958;

• Fam­ily — wife, Bev­er­ley; three chil­dren, Wayne, Shawn and Dana; seven grand­chil­dren, Sa­man­tha, Stephanie, Stacey, Matthew, Mad­di­son, Jorja and Kayleigh;

• Birth­place — Car­bon­ear;

• Re­sides — Car­bon­ear;

• Ed­u­ca­tion — grad­u­ated from St. Fran­cis high school in Har­bour Grace; com­pleted the fish­ing mas­ters pro­gram class IV from the Fish­eries and Ma­rine In­sti­tute of Me­mo­rial Univer­sity of New­found­land; and he has re­ceived var­i­ous cer­tifi­cates in nav­i­ga­tion and ma­rine diesel me­chan­ics;

• Oc­cu­pa­tion — owner and op­er­a­tor of his own fish­ing en­ter­prise; mayor of Car­bon­ear;

• Po­lit­i­cal ex­pe­ri­ence — a mem­ber of the Car­bon­ear town coun­cil for 20 years, in­clud­ing the past eight as mayor; for­merly served a stint as deputy mayor;

• Po­lit­i­cal party — Lib­eral;

• In­ter­est­ing facts about Sam — some peo­ple call him Sammy; he was the last per­son to lock the doors of the Car­bon­ear train sta­tion when it went out of ser­vice; he’s a big fan of turr hunt­ing; he has also been a mem­ber of sev­eral dart leagues.

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