Green Party Announces Election Campaign Co-Chairs

 30 JUNE 2014

Fredericton - Today at a news conference in Fredericton, Green Party leader David Coon presented the co-chairs of the party's election campaign. They are Marilyn Merritt-Gray of Kars and Kevin Arseneau of Ste Rosette-de-Robertville.

"I am honoured to have Marilyn and Kevin agree to co-chair the Green Party's election campaign, said Green Party leader David Coon. "Together, they are a formidable team, bringing tremendous experience and passion to what will be an historic campaign. New Brunswickers have a real choice this time, to vote for party that is guided by clear principles, that looks forward and not back, and thinks long-term in finding solutions to the challenges faced by our province," said Coon.

Marilyn Merritt-Gray is an expert mental health practitioner with an internationally recognized research and publication record in the areas of mental health, woman abuse and family health. She brings considerable political experience to the campaign having worked as a local campaign manager, coordinated candidate recruitment, and chaired the provincial women's caucus for the NDP in the past.

Kevin was chosen second among the “Top 30 young Acadians to be watched in 2014” according to L'Acadie Nouvelle. He brings considerable experience from student politics, having served as president of the Fédération des étudiants et étudiantes du Centre universitaire de Moncton (FEECUM). He has founded and operated an adventure tourism business, and is completing an education degree at UdeM. 

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