Judy Man­ning in it to win it

For­mer cab­i­net min­is­ter seeks Pla­cen­tia-St. Mary’s PC nom­i­na­tion

The Compass - - NEWS - BY AN­DREW ROBIN­SON editor@CBN­com­pass.ca

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.

TC MEDIA FILE PHOTO

Judy Man­ning is at­tempt­ing a po­lit­i­cal come­back four months af­ter Premier Paul Davis re­moved her from cab­i­net.

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