Pete Soucy of­fi­cially throws in his hat for Bon­av­ista-Burin-Trin­ity

The Packet (Clarenville) - - FRONT PAGE - BY JONATHAN PAR­SONS THE PACKET CLARENVILLE, NL

Sport­ing his best Lib­eral red tie, Pete Soucy stepped into the room at the Clarenville Inn on Mon­day, sur­rounded by sup­port­ers, MHAs, busi­ness­peo­ple, vol­un­teers, and fam­ily.

With an an­nounce­ment at the podium he made it of­fi­cial — Soucy is of­fi­cially seek­ing the Lib­eral nom­i­na­tion for the fed­eral dis­trict of Bon­av­is­taBurin-Trin­ity.

Soucy called the ca­reer move a “bold step” with big shoes to fill to re­place MP Judy Foote, who re­signed this past week.

“She has been our cham­pion for a long time and raised the bar ex­tremely high,” said Soucy to the crowd.

He was in­tro­duced by lo­cal busi­ness­man and for­mer po­lit­i­cal can­di­date Roger Jamieson, who will be serv­ing as his campaign man­ager.

Soucy is best known as a per­former and ra­dio talk show host, but has also tried his hand in pol­i­tics be­fore, hav­ing run for the pro­vin­cial Lib­er­als in 1999.

He says once he heard Foote

JONATHAN PAR­SONS PHOTO

Pete Soucy at the Clarenville Inn on Mon­day, Oct. 2.

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