25 FEBRUARY 2014
Fredericton, N.B.- Stephanie Coburn was selected as the Green Party’s candidate for the Sussex-Fundy-St. Martins riding on Feb. 19, 2014. Green Party Leader David Coon was the special guest.
"I was never really interested in politics until I realized that partisanship and power had overtaken vision and good decision-making. The Green Party is the only party that realizes we must live within the constraints of the natural environment, and that we can’t continue to pollute and consume without putting all living beings at risk," said Coburn.
Coburn is a mother of three and grandmother of one. For 25 years, Coburn ran a small business in Sussex, Winterwood Natural Foods, and farmed with her husband and family in Head of Millstream for the last 38 years.
With her experience in local food in Sussex, she knows first hand the benefits of local money circulating in the local economy. Coburn wants to promote measures that build health and improve people's quality of life, and sustain our health care system.
"We have to change our vision if we are going to change our outcomes. I want to engage my fellow New Brunswickers in building self-reliance by visioning a culture of capacity and optimism. If we effectively combine practical experience with idealism then we can put our province on the road to sustainabilitly," said Coburn.
Green Party Leader David Coon is pleased that Coburn was chosen to run again in Sussex-Fundy-St. Martins. "Stephanie's familiarity with the community, and her involvement with the local food movement, makes Coburn a great candidate," said Coon.