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Jamie Fox has thrown his name into the provincial PC leadership race.
BORDEN-CARLETON – A well-known local businessman and former police chief has
announced his intention to run for the leadership of the Progressive
Conservative Party of P.E.I.
Jamie Fox of North Carleton announced yesterday he would be submitting the
required paperwork sometime next week.
This decision has been in the works for some time, said Fox.
"We've been thinking about it for the past six months or so. We've brought
this discussion up with various people around the province, in the political
sectors and outside in farming and tourism. We think this is the right thing
to do, so we're going to go for it," he said.
Island Tories will decide at their leadership convention in Charlottetown on
Oct. 2 who will take over the party's reigns.
Fox is the fourth person to declare their intention to run for the
leadership - Olive Crane, Fred McCardle and Peter Llewellyn being the other three.
His opponents are all good people, said Fox, but he is confident his life
experience would serve him well if he were to be chosen leader.
He is originally from Woodstock, N.B., but moved to P.E.I. in 1990. He
served as chief of the Borden-Carleton Police Department for 15 years and as
a member of the Canadian Forces for nine years. He has owned Gateway
Petroleum in Borden-Carleton for 13 years and opened a second location in
New Brunswick last year.
Fox is also a member of the Coast Guard Auxiliary and is active in the Tryon Presbyterian Church.
He has three sons, Jonathan, Joe and Jacob with his wife Debbie.