Judy Manning in it to win it
Former cabinet minister seeks Placentia-St. Mary’s PC nomination
Judy Manning said she made a promise to the public last year that she would seek to represent the Progressive Conservatives in Placentia-St. Mary’s at the earliest opportunity.
Last Friday, Manning followed through on that promise, filing her nomination papers with the provincial party shortly after nominations opened for the district.
Manning, who is from St. Bride’s, told The Compass Friday afternoon she respected Premier Paul Davis’ decision to do what he felt was necessary in light of Newfoundland and Labrador’s fiscal situation when he removed her from cabinet in March of this year. Manning served as an unelected cabinet minister for sev- eral months, handling the justice and public safety portfolio. The decision to allow Manning to serve as a cabinet minister under those circumstances was widely scrutinized.
A Tory supporter who got involved in her first campaign as a 10-year-old, Manning has followed what’s been transpiring politically since March and feels the premier is doing a great job dealing with challenging times. She’s also confident the public will support Davis’ vision come election time.
During her time in government, Manning learned about its inner workings and saw firsthand the challenges people can face navigating bureaucracy. With that in mind, Manning expects she will serve as a good contact point for people in the district.
Nominations for the Placentia-St. Mary’s district closed Monday, July 20. To find out whether any other candidates came forward for the nomination, visit our website — www.cbncompass.ca.
Judy Manning is attempting a political comeback four months after Premier Paul Davis removed her from cabinet.