I am a member of the New Brunswick New Democratic Party. I have been a candidate for the party in the last two provincial elections for the riding of Miramichi Centre. With little organization and no team, I received approximately 3 per cent of the votes cast in 2006. With some support from Provincial Office, some personal activity, but still no team, I received approximately 6 per cent of the vote in 2010.
I learned a lot about the process of campaigns and have decided that I need a team of dedicated volunteers to support any future candidacy I may consider. To this end I have become active in the Riding Association where I live. Being a part of a local team is good practice for when I seek future nominations.
I am Vice President for the Fredericton Silverwood Riding Association. Tonight was the Pre-Convention General Meeting, during which we selected delegates for our provincial convention. I was nominated to be a delegate. For me as a graduate of St Thomas University’s Political Science program, it is a great honour to be involved in grassroots democracy.
Check out the NBNDP’s website at http://www.nbndp.ca for more information on the party and the upcoming convention.
What’s your political involvement?