To run for deputy mayor of St. John’s
Jennifer McCreath says the differences between gender identity and sexual identity needs to be better explained to the community. — Photo by Robin Levinson/Special to The Telegram
Jennifer McCreath is back in the race for a seat on St. John’s City Council.
McCreath, who announced last week she was unable to find anyone to nominate her, says that since then a number of people have come forward offering to go to bat for her, including other candidates in the St. John’s election and talk show host Bill Rowe.
McCreath is expected to sign nomination papers this morning at St. John’s City Hall, and will be running for the position of deputy mayor.
McCreath says her formal campaign launch will be scheduled for Friday and will be launching a website, votejennifer.info, later this week.
While perhaps best-known for her outspoken activism for transgender rights, McCreath has also made headlines as an athlete. She has run 30 marathons, including two Boston Marathons and five Newfoundland Provincial Championship Marathons. She has also run the infamous Cape to Cabot race five times.
McCreath has a variety of volunteer and non-profit leadership work experience.
In her campaign, issues covered will include improving access to low-cost housing, improving public transit, better snow removal from sidewalks, smart development in and outside of the city, better relations with neighbouring cities and other levels of government, improved citizen engagement strategies and a focus on a government being transparent and accountable, a crack down on violent crime and dangerous traffic, and putting efforts into preserving the clean fresh lakes, ponds and green spaces in city boundaries.
More information can be found on her blog jennifermccreath.blogspot.ca