Chef and restauranteur Todd Perrin hopes to be the one to turn St. John’s East-Quidi Vidi from orange to blue.
The Mallard Cottage and Inn by Mallard co-owner announced his intention to seek the nomination for the Progressive Conversatives in the district that’s been an NDP stronghold since 1990.
“Looking forward to the challenge and seeing the promise of our province more fully realized,” Perrin posted on his Twitter account.
If Perrin is successful in obtaining the nomination, he’ll be going up against new NDP leader Alison Coffin. The Liberals have yet to announced any candidates or nominees for the district.
On this first full day of spring, excited to announce that I’ll be seeking the PC nomination for the provincial district of St. John’s East/Quidi Vidi in the upcoming provincial election! Looking forward to the challenge and seeing the promise of our province more fully realized— Todd Perrin (@Toddperrin) March 21, 2019
Within minutes of Perrin making his intentions public, the PCs officially opened the nomination window for the district.
We are pleased to announce that nominations for candidates will open today for the upcoming general election in the district of St. John’s East – Quidi Vidi.— PC Party of NL (@PCPartyNL) March 21, 2019
Nominations will open Today, Thursday, March 21, 2019 at 4:00 p.m. and will close on Saturday, March 23, 2019 at 4:00 p.m
Meanwhile, on Wednesday night the Tories announced that Lloyd Power will be the candidate in the upcoming general election in the district of Mount Scio after he beat out Keith Culleton and Lou Puddister for the nomination this week.
The President of the Progressive Conservative Party, Ms. Charlotte Halleran is pleased to announce after a successful nomination meeting this evening that Mr. Lloyd Power will be the PC Candidate in the upcoming general election in the district of Mount Scio.— PC Party of NL (@PCPartyNL) March 21, 2019
In another political announcement Thursday, small business owner Jenn Deon announced her intention to see the NDP nod in Virginia Waters-Pleasantville. The seat is currently held by incumbent Liberal MHA Bernard Davis. The Tory candidate is Beth Crosbie, sister of party leader Ches Crosbie.
The 47-year-old from St. John's owns and operates Jenn Deon Consulting Inc., a marketing & communications management firm. In 2018, she was award a Women of Distinction Award.
“I am pleased to announce that I am seeking the nomination to be the Newfoundland and Labrador NDP candidate for Virginia Waters-Pleasantville in the upcoming provincial election.” @VOCMNEWS @CBCNL @NTVNewsNL #nlpoli More at: https://t.co/Wk2bJ8BAJ8— Jenn Deon (@jenndeon) March 21, 2019