MATTHEW IAN CLARK
Matthew is a thirty-five-year-old husband and father to three young children. Growing up in Rothesay, New Brunswick, he was very involved in youth and volunteer groups in the community. Matthew attended University in Fredericton at UNB where, in 2007, he completed a Bachelor of Arts degree in French Linguistics. Matthew was married in 2008 and continued to live and work in Fredericton until just before his daughter was born in the fall of 2011. The decision to move to Moncton was made to be closer to his wife’s family which is very important to both of them. In 2013, Matthew decided to return to school to pursue new challenges and earned an Accounting Technician Certificate from NBCC Moncton.
Matthew has been involved with the Green Party both federally and later provincially since 2008. He has enjoyed contributing as a volunteer for the past three federal campaigns and had the opportunity to be a part of the Green Party of New Brunswick’s first and second election campaigns in 2010 and 2014 respectively. In 2010 he worked closely with the party leader and was able to run as a candidate both times in what turned out to be exciting election campaigns.
Matthew is running as a candidate in this year’s election in the hopes of bringing real positive change to politics as we know it in New Brunswick. People both want and need to see more accountability in government and their elected representatives should be able to vote for what their constituents want and not be required to tow the party line. He wants to see a better, more sustainable future for his children and believes that our province is currently on the wrong path. A future where local small businesses can thrive and we can live happier, healthier, longer lives is worth striving for. Clean air and water, wholesome locally grown food, renewable energy and accessible green transportation can be realities if we are all willing to make the right choices that will bring about positive change.